Hamilton County Solar Co-op

2022 UPCOMING EVENTS

Free Webinars
Tuesday, January 11, 7 pm EST
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Wednesday, January 19, 7 pm EST
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Wednesday, February 16, 7 pm EST
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Thursday, February 24, 7 pm EST
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Saturday, March 12, 9 am EST
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Free In-Person Programs
Noblesville Library
Tuesday, February 22, 6:30 pm
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Fishers Library
Thursday, February 24, 6:30 pm
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Learn about solar energy and its benefits!

These solar education programs are free and open to the public. You’ll learn about solar power for your home or business, net metering and the federal tax credit. You’ll learn how solar reduces your exposure to increasing utility bills and can increase property values without affecting property taxes.

IMPORTANT: Net Metering is only available through June 2022 due to Indiana law.
This means you have until April to contract with an installer so there is ample time for applications, permits and installation to meet the deadline. The co-op helps with this process. At the solar education programs you’ll also learn about efforts to repeal this law.

Learn how the solar co-op works!

Neighbors across Hamilton County are invited to join the co-op to go solar together and save money.  The co-op makes it easy to go solar at a good price with a vetted installer! 

The solar co-op is offered through Solar United Neighbors of Indiana(SUN) in partnership with local nonprofits Carmel Green Initiative and Westfield Green Together and with support from the City of Carmel, City of Fishers, City of Noblesville, City of Westfield, Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and Solarize Indiana.

It’s free to join, and there’s no obligation. You can opt out at any time. Joining isn’t a binding commitment to go solar with the group, however we ask that you’re fairly certain you want to pursue a solar installation for your property. We’ll use the information you provide to pre-assess the suitability of solar for your site and to contact you about next steps for the solar co-op.

Click here to join the co-op for free solar quote

BE EMPOWERED

  • Save money and protect against rising electricity rates
  • Be energy independent and self-sufficient
  • Power your Electic Vehicle with sunshine
  • Protect the environment
  • Protect the future for our kids and grandkids
  • Care for God’s Creation
  • Maximize the economic benefit of your solar investment! Take advantage of the solar co-op group pricing, the federal tax credit, and net metering.  In addition, businesses can take advantage of accelerated depreciation.

This is an exciting time to go solar!
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Solar is growing in Indiana!

  • Solar in Indiana increased since the net metering rule was expanded, economy improved, solar prices came down & Solarize Indiana promoted solar.
  • In 2011, Gov. Daniels expanded Net Metering to include all customer classes and systems up to 1 megawatt. This moved Indiana from a “D” to a “B” rating for Best Practices in Net Metering Policies.
  • In 2017, Solarize Indiana was formed to promote solar. Thanks to Solarize Indiana, there are over 300 new solar homes, businesses and congregations!

Solar is growing in Hamilton County!

2017-2020 SOLAR CAMPAIGN RESULTS

  • 61 Homeowners went solar and 2,093 solar panels installed
  • > 668 KW capacity with > 689 tons CO2 offset annually

How to Spot a Solar Scam – Watch out for misleading online advertising and door-to-door sales tactics.  While there are many fantastic solar installers in Indiana offering a range of products, services, and pricing,  there have been reports of misleading, high-pressure sales tactics that often leave consumers in a bad position and give the industry a bad name. Check the Better Business Bureau.

HAMILTON COUNTY SOLAR-FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOODS:

Neighborhoods with at least one solar home (that we know of).  If your solar-friendly neighborhood is not listed here, please let us know at lwebb@carmelgreen.org

Carmel
Ashbrooke
Avian Glen
Brandywine
Briarwood
Carmel Arts&Design District (2)
Cedar LakeCool Creek North
Foster Grove
Haverstick  –  2 solar homes
Holaday Hills and Dales
Home Place
Lakeside Park
Mohawk Crossing
Plum Creek Ridge
Spring Hill Estates
The Lakes at Hayden Run
Village Farms (3)
Village of Mount Carmel
Woodlands (not Woodlands Springs)

Fishers
Forest Ridge
Harrison Woods
Intercoastal at Geist
Sunblest Farms

Noblesville
Conner Crossing
Deer Path
Twin Oaks
Rural (3)

Westfield
Harvest Meadows
Rural (4)

North Hamilton County
Arcadia (2)
Cicero

Schools, Businesses, Churches & Municipalities:

Schools, businesses, churches and municipalities are going solar because it makes financial sense!

MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS & FRIENDS: