Cuyahoga County And City Of Parma Invite You To Learn About Going Solar

The Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability and nonprofit Solar United Neighbors are co-sponsoring a free informational meeting for residents interested in going solar. The meeting is 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 23 in the Council Chamber at Parma City Hall, 6611 Ridge Road, Parma. Residents can learn about an emerging green technology without sitting through a high-pressure sales pitch.

Presenters will explain the history of solar panels and how buying solar panels in bulk through a buyer’s co-op will save participants money. Topics will include:

  • The 30 percent Federal Solar Tax Credit

  • Financing options, including the county’s low-interest HELP Loan

  • Cost of adding a battery backup or an electric car charging port

  • Durability and industry warranties

When the co-op reaches a sufficient size, bids will be solicited from dozens of installers. Members will then choose democratically from among the proposals. There is no obligation, and members can quit the co-op at any time.

Carolyn Kovach

Carolyn J. Kovach

Communications Director, City of Parma, Mayor's Office

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 7:35 AM, 05.01.2019