SOLARIZE PHASE II
SOLARIZE BLOOMINGTON PHASE 2 BEGINS AS PHASE 1 NEARS COMPLETION!
The City of Bloomington’s Solarize Phase 1 helped almost 100 homeowners Go Solar and put over 1,000 kW (that’s an actual Mega Watt!) of new solar on residences and City buildings this year, with SIREN’s assistance. That almost doubled the amount of solar in Bloomington and Monroe County!
Now PHASE 2 of the SIREN/City of Bloomington Solarize campaign is open. Once again, it is all about bringing solar energy to you at a discount, while making it a whole lot easier than doing all the research and negotiating on your own.
Phase 2 expands the program boundaries to include homeowners, businesses, and other property owners in the surrounding counties – Greene, Lawrence, Morgan, Orange and Owen – as well as residents of Bloomington and Monroe County. Participation is open to both Duke Energy and REMC customers. For more details on the program, please look here.
To get started, fill in a contact form and sign up for an Information Session here.
WHO WE ARE
Since 2008, the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN) has been a leading educator and promoter of renewable energy and energy conservation in the state of Indiana. As a project of the 501 (c) 3 non-profit Center for Sustainable Living (CSL), SIREN is a independent, non-partisan, volunteer-run group with a specific focus on promoting solar power including photovoltaic (electricity), solar hot water, and solar air heating furnaces for homes, businesses, churches, governmental buildings, and schools. Visit our SIREN History & Milestones page to learn more about our history. To learn about our newly launched project, Monroe County Solar for All, go to sfa.sirensolar.org.
WHAT WE DO
SIREN’s main activity is presenting free public Going Solar programs at libraries, churches and civic groups. We help people learn about solar and renewable energy because one of the barriers to solar adoption in the Midwest is lack of awareness of its performance, cost and availability.
Additional activities include:
- Providing public outreach and education on energy conservation and renewable energy through events such as energy fairs, speaker presentations, films and demonstration projects.
- Promoting the adoption of renewable energy systems in our schools and other public buildings.
- Facilitating cooperation among renewable energy consumers, system installers, electric utilities and state and local government.
- Providing grant writing assistance to community organizations preparing to go solar.
- Visiting homeowners and providing a site pre-assessment of their home’s potential for solar panels, etc.
Donations are welcome from individuals and business supporters who are interested in renewable energy.
If you have a solar energy system in your home, be sure to ask about our “Powered by the Sun” sign!
The SIREN community consists of hundreds of Indiana solar owners, installers, presenters, and green allies who communicate with each other by email over the public SIREN mailing list, which you can join. We also hold informal gatherings where new and old members of the community meet to exchange information. Contact us if you are interested in attending one.
These are the current members of the SIREN Steering Committee.
- Anne Hedin
- Arvind Gopu
- Chandra Romel
- Darrell Boggess
- Lavanya Pashikanti
- Terry Usrey
- Woodie Bessler
Be sure check out our Volunteer Profiles (Coming Soon!) page for more information!