U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The Solarize Guidebook: A Community Guide to Collective Purchasing of Residential PV Systems

This guidebook is intended to be a roadmap for project planners and solar advocates who want to create their own successful Solarize campaigns. It describes the key elements of the Solarize Portland campaigns and variations from projects across the country, along with lessons learned and planning templates.

This guide is an updated version of the original The Solarize Guidebook, published in February 2011, which was developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the City of Portland. The original Solarize campaigns were initiated and replicated by Portland’s Neighborhood Coalition network with help from the Energy Trust of Oregon, City of Portland, and Solar Oregon.

May, 2012
Portland, Oregon
United States
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Linda Irvine, Alex Sawyer, Jennifer Grove (Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development)