On October 6, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition launched Solarize Ojai, a two-month group-purchasing program designed to make it easier and more affordable for Ojai Valley homeowners to add solar electricity to their homes. The Coalition partnered with the Community Environmental Council (CEC) based in Santa Barbara to bring this program to the Ojai Valley. CEC ran a similar program in Santa Barbara and helped 84 homeowners add solar to their homes in 2011 and 2012!
Solarize Ojai will only be available to register for a quote until December 7 and then sign a contract by December 14. With this program, homeowners in the Ojai Valley purchase solar electricity at a set, discounted price and are helped through the process by CEC. Get details at http://www.SolarizeOjai.org.
The Solarize Ojai program also helps support the Coalition and CEC. Included in the purchase price is a small one-time fee paid by the solar company directly to the Coalition and CEC. This fee will help both organizations continue to promote renewable energy in the region and be self-sustaining.