Despite Duluth’s northern latitude, our area’s solar potential has been estimated as roughly equal to that of Houston, TX and Jacksonville, FL. In addition, the average cost of solar photovoltaic panels, nationwide, has dropped more than 60% since 2010, making solar energy more affordable and a robust investment for an expanded number of US homes and businesses.
Ecolibrium3 has been working with the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to develop residential rooftop, community, and commercial solar projects in Duluth. As one of SunShot’s 15 Solar Market Pathways program awardees, Ecolibrium3 is focusing on reducing the non-hardware, “soft” costs of solar through community policy and the development of a simpler processes for permitting and interconnection.
Together with community partners, Ecolibrium3 is conducting local solar market research and is working with stakeholders to alleviate barriers to installation to help interested residential and commercial customers develop a clear, informed, affordable process to solar energy access. Our goal for this work is to bring the first megawatt of installed solar energy to Duluth by the end of 2017.
If you would like know about the possibilities of solar energy for your home or business, contact Ecolibrium3 at 218 | 336 – 1038 or email us here.