2019 Cheq Bay Group Buy
2018 saw a record-breaking Cheq Bay group buy of 85 installations totaling 552.5 kW. Cheq Bay Renewables is again partnering with Next Energy Solution to make solar energy a reality for local residents. This unique energy partnership provides solar energy savings for municipal, residential, agricultural and business customers alike. With a wait list already established for the scheduled 2019 group buy, you can be assured that the upcoming buy will push last year’s remarkable savings!
2018 Record-Setting Group Buy
Solar group buys have been organized in the past by large municipalities. The 2018 collaboration between Cheq Bay Renewables, a non-profit, and Next Energy Solution, a solar energy firm, was unique. It occurred in rural regions of the state, versus the heavily populated areas such as Milwaukee or Madison.
NES has three purchasing tiers set up for group buys. The final pricing is dependent on the total number of participants. Last years response of 69 residential, 12 business and 4 municipal buildings resulted in participants receiving the lowest price tier. This is, in addition, to cost savings on the installation and future energy savings. Adding to the desirability of the project was the willingness of both Xcel and Bayfield Electric Cooperative to assist with interconnection and various rebate programs.
Participants selecting the Ready-To-Install (RTI) kit offered by NES were able to receive additional savings by eliminating installation costs. This option is especially popular in Wisconsin, where many residents prefer an uncomplicated do-it-yourself take on solar energy setup.
The 2019 Buy Promises To Be Even Bigger
Building on the momentum of 2018, Cheq Bay is again gearing up for another successful group buy. Currently, over 110 sites are in the process of obtaining site assessments and quotes from NES.
If you’re in the Bayfield, Solon Springs, Drummond, Mellen, or Chequamegon Bay Area, there’s still time to get in on the 2019 solar group buy while also benefiting from the last year the 30% federal tax credit will be offered. Cheq Bay Renewables has information online and NES is holding information sessions through April 30th, 2019.
Getting In On the Next Solar Group Buy
A group buy is a cost-effective way to bring efficient solar energy into your residence or business. Create an environmentally friendly, self-sufficient energy solution for your home or business thanks to:
- A proven track record between the utility companies, NES, and Cheq Bay
- A ready-to-install kit from NES
May 1st is the preliminary deadline to sign up for an assessment and installation quote from NES. You will then have until July 1 to officially sign a contract to participate in the group buy. With participation estimates already exceeding initial goals, it is very likely that NES will once again be able to offer lowest-tier pricing for your solar energy system. The goal is to have all installations complete by November 1.
NES is the perfect installation choice for this program, given the company’s extensive history with both residential and commercial installations.