SUBJECT: July 22 - Solarize Plano Project Communications Update

Major Milestones:

  1. Enrollment Complete (July 15)
  2. Decision Point 2 (last day - July 23 - ONLY 1 DAY REMAINING!)
  3. Decision Point 3 (last day - July 31 - ONLY 8 DAYS REMAINING!)

This project status email is being sent to 2014 Solarize Plano Project participants that have enrolled, interested volunteers, the selected solar installation company, and related city & utility staff contacts . This communications update includes:

1. Key Next Steps between now and end of July!

2. Overall enrollment project statistics

3. Project Questions

1. Key Next Steps between now and end of July!

For persons that have enrolled, here is a summarized quick checklist of the key next steps. Some of you that plan to proceed have already completed some, or all of the steps. However, for those that have not and are still planning or proceed further, these steps need to be completed on or before July 23 and July 31.

1. Do a little homework on your annual electricity consumption. See Homework Assignment for a simple exercise to calculate example solar PV system sizes based on your annual electricity consumption.

2. Download this presentation file - 2014 Solarize Plano Information Session presentation (pdf).

The first slide contains some updated timeline information related to the phase 2 extension that is currently open and described in the May 16 blog posting at www.solarizeplano.org

3. Invest about 30-45 minutes watching the project online video Information Session meeting which presents the slide presentation you have downloaded in step 2 above.

4. If after completing steps 1-3 above, you believe that you are ready for a home site assessment, complete this online form - 2014 Decision Point 2 Form Questionnaire . The last day to complete this form is July 23. However, the sooner we have your DP2 response, the sooner your site assessment can be scheduled and a proposal can be prepared by the selected solar company for your consideration.  The available Oncor incentive funds are continuing to be used up, so the sooner you make a decision, the better your chances that Oncor incentive funding will still be available.

5. If your decision is to sign a contract with the solar company, the last day to sign is July 31. Again, as stated in step 4, the available Oncor incentive funds are continuing to be used up, so the sooner you make a decision, the better your chances that Oncor incentive funding will still be available.

2. Overall enrollment project statistics (as of July 21)

Phase 1

Total

(including Phase 2)

# of Plano enrollees (CLOSED)

132

193

# of DP2 yes/maybe

35

55

# of site assessments completed

32

47

 # of proposals submitted to enrollees

32

45

# of contracts committed by enrollees

15 (83.3 kW)

18 (98.7 kW)

# of Phase 1 installations started (planned June 25)

7

# of Phase 1 installations completed (expected late August)

5

# of Phase 2 installations started (planned early Sept)

tbd

# of Phase 2 installations completed

tbd

3. Project Questions

If you have any questions, please reach out to us by email so that we can setup a call or meeting to address them.

Thanks again for your interest in the Solarize Plano Project and tapping the local solar energy that we have here in Plano!

Shine On!

Larry Howe (rlhowejr@gmail.com) , Bob Litwins (rlitwins@gmail.com), and all the volunteers with Plano Solar Advocates, a 100% grassroots volunteer group

**** To review this and prior Project Communications, go to the URL below ***** http://www.solarizeplano.org/p/communications.html