Solarize Boyle hosting opening event Monday

Published 5:10 pm Saturday, March 16, 2024

The Boyle County Fiscal Court, Danville City Commission and Kentucky Solar Energy Society are partnering to offer Solarize Boyle, a program that will give area homeowners, small businesses, farms, governmental organizations, and non-profit organizations, the ability to obtain discounted rates on solar installations.  Solarize Boyle makes it easier to invest in renewable energy by connecting participants with pre-screened solar installers and by providing access to bulk purchase discounts (up to 15%).

Danville Mayor Atkins said, “This is another example of a public/private partnership aimed at improving the quality of life of our citizens.”

The program officially opens on Monday, March 18, with a 10:30 AM ceremony at Weisiger Park. Judge Executive Trille Bottom and Danville Mayor J.H. Atkins will introduce the program along with Patrick Ferrell representing KYSES.  Our selected vendors, Solar Energy Solutions and Solar Hollar will also be represented. Sign-ups will then go live on the Boyle County website.  Many opportunities will be offered through the spring and summer for the community to learn about solar and how it might reduce your electric bill while improving our community.

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More information and the link to express interest can be found at the Solarize Boyle campaign website here.

Solarize Boyle is open to all homeowners in Boyle County and its six surrounding counties (Garrard, Lincoln, Casey, Marion, Washington, and Mercer) as well as small businesses, places of worship, non-profit organizations, farm operations, and governmental agencies. A 30% Federal Tax Credit is available for solar PV installations to businesses and homeowners and is now also available to non-profits, schools, and government agencies in the form of direct payments.

About the installation partners selected for Solarize Boyle:

Solar Energy Solutions (SES) 

SES is the region’s largest and most experienced solar design, engineering, and construction company with projects in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and the surrounding states. SES is also the region’s leading Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer.  Founded in Kentucky in 2006, SES has more than 2,500 active photovoltaic and battery storage projects in the residential, commercial and utility arenas throughout the tri-state region and beyond. SES has also participated in solarize campaigns in Lexington, Cincinnati, Bloomington, Indianapolis, and other regional counties.

Solar Holler

Solar Holler is bringing the next generation of energy production to our ancient mountains and strengthening Appalachian communities along the way. We are a rare breed—a fully licensed electrical contracting firm with policy and financing expertise, a finger on the pulse of cutting edge technology, and an absolute commitment to bringing affordable solar energy within reach of everyone in Appalachia. We’re a Benefit Corporation with talented unionized crews that are remaking our region. Solar Holler has helped thousands of families, businesses, nonprofits and churches go solar across West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, and Kentucky.