Solarize Atlanta Nearly Doubles Residential Solar in Atlanta

In Less than a Year Solarize Atlanta Nearly Doubles Residential Solar in Atlanta Program will bring 143 more solar roofs to Atlanta Atlanta, GA- The organizers of Solarize Atlanta celebrated more than just the New Year last week as the deadline to sign a residential solar contract with the program came and went. After the dust …

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Why I Went Solar

Solarize Newton-Morgan is a community-based solar photovoltaic group purchasing program that helps homeowners, businesses and nonprofits save on the cost of solar by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing — the more that participate, the greater the savings! Sara Vinson is one of our Solarize Newton-Morgan Ambassadors. She reflects…

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Solar Panels Installed at Bamboo Creek Farm

This article was originally published in the July 31, 2018 Global Growers e-newsletter.  Representatives from Creative Solar set up solar panels on the farm late June. With the installation of 28 solar panels at our Bamboo Creek Farm site, Global Growers expects to be the first farm in the metro-Atlanta area to have walk-in coolers …

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Solarize Atlanta Crowdsourcing To Bring Down Solar Costs

By JIM BURRESS Buying a lot of something all at once is usually cheaper than buying the same thing in smaller amounts over time — a concept known as “economy of scale.” Now, some solar advocates in Atlanta are bringing the principle to a rooftop near you, and, in the process, bringing down the cost …

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What Happens during an Energy Audit?

Today’s blog post comes from GIPL friend Patrick Cobb, the Facilities Manager at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church.  Here he reflects on the process of receiving an Energy Audit from GIPL and what changes have been put in place following the audit. Additionally, Saint Anne’s has a large solar array installed on the parish, funded through …

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Meet Our Summer Solar Wise Coordinator: Intern Maddie Cox

Forming a relationship with GIPL has become a solid ground in introducing me to the importance and practice of Creation Care. With the mission to partner with religious congregations becoming more sustainable in their practices and use of resources, GIPL offers a great understanding in what it means to engage God’s people in the importance …

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Solarize Atlanta is Here!

Atlanta’s first community-based solarize program officially launches Thursday, April 12, on Atlanta’s Westside at Monday Night Brewery’s Garage from 7 to 8:30pm. The launch follows months of work, and just in time for Earth Day, the Solarize Atlanta Coalition  chose Creative Solar as the installer for all residential roof projects and Hannah Solar as the …

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Giving Up: On Coal Ash and Lent by Codi Norred

Earlier this month I paddled with soon to be new friends, seasoned fishermen, and a host of other nature lovers from across Georgia to tour the coal ash ponds along the banks of Lake Sinclair. Four coal ash ponds dot the shores, containing within them the toxic waste produced from coal-fired power plants. In some …

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The Future of Solar

Georgia Solar Energy Association Chair Don Moreland Weighs In on Solar Tariffs Atlanta, GA – Don Moreland, chair of the Georgia Solar Energy Association, has released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported solar cells and panels: “While these erroneous tariffs may cause short-term headwinds to Georgia’s thriving solar industry, …

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Solarize Dunwoody is Here!

GIPL has participated in two solarize campaigns in Georgia these last couple of years as a way to actively promote the accessibility and affordability of solar in our state. Solarize programs facilitate major savings by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing. Our next campaign, Solarize Dunwoody, has been organizing community citizens over the summer and …

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Donated Solar Array to Benefit DeKalb’s Refugee Community

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb has selected a DeKalb County nonprofit organization as the recipient of a donated solar installation. GIPL has been a partner in the Solarize Decatur-DeKalb campaign, working to make solar more affordable and accessible. As part of this successful Solarize campaign’s community solar program, Global Growers has been selected by the Solarize coalition to receive …

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GIPL Powers Up Staff to Grow Solar in Georgia

GIPL continues in its commitment to expanding access to renewable energy  here in Georgia. To date, seven congregations in Georgia have installed solar on their properties. The size of these projects run the gamut – some are large, some are quite small but mighty. But what’s clear is that more congregations could be benefit from …

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