Solar Over Louisville

Solar Over Louisville

Louisville Metro Government has partnered with the Louisville Sustainability Council to launch the Solar Over Louisville solarize campaign to give households in the greater Louisville region the opportunity to go solar together and support the city’s 100% clean energy goals. The campaign will give households bulk-purchasing power to obtain discounted wholesale rates for solar installation. 

Sign up deadline is June 30, 2022. 
Sign up for Solar Over Louisville
 
Participate in Solar Over Louisville!

Going solar will:

  • Reduce your energy bills
  • Potentially increase your property’s value
  • Support local solar jobs
  • Help Louisville meet its goal of using 100% clean energy community-wide by 2040

Solar Over Louisville makes investing in solar easy by connecting participants with a vetted solar installer, providing a step-by-step walk-through of the solar installation process, and helping participants access discounted rates on solar. Currently, our selected solar installation partner, Solar Energy Solutions is offering a 12-19% discount.

Eligible applicants: This program is open to all homeowners in the greater Louisville region (see full list of counties below). While this program is focused on residential solar, non-residential property owners (nonprofit, commercial, institutional, etc.) are welcome to apply and will be included if the project is deemed feasible within this campaign. Please scroll down for information about the Solar Grant Program and its unique eligibility requirements.

Eligible areas:

Kentucky: Louisville/Jefferson County, Oldham County, Shelby County, Spencer County, Bullitt County, Trimble County, Henry County, Hardin County*, Meade County*, Nelson County*

Indiana: Floyd County, Clark County, Harrison County, Washington County, Scott County*

*Starred counties will have an added extended territory installation cost.

 

Solar Over Louisville Enrollment Workshops

 

Still have questions? We invite you to view our Solar Over Louisville workshop recordings.

Solar Over Louisville's enrollment deadline for residents and businesses is June 30. 

Solar Grant Program

The Solar Grant Program is closed for 2022 and will not be accepting further applications.

To extend the energy cost savings benefits of the Solar Over Louisville campaign to low-moderate income residents, Louisville Metro Government will be offering limited Solar Grant funds to assist a handful of income qualified property owners in Louisville/Jefferson County by covering the cost of solar installation. Unfortunately, due to limited grant funds and high interest in this program, we are closing further applications for the grant program this year. We hope to expand this program in future years to increase the accessibility of clean energy to more Louisvillians. We thank you for your interest.

 

Why is a Residential Solar Program Needed?

Residential buildings account for 27.4% of Louisville's Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Louisville Metro has a goal to install solar energy on 50% of homes by 2050. Rooftop solar has the potential to reduce individuals' energy burden while acting against climate change, but it has not yet lived up to its potential nationwide due to barriers, including lack of solar education and outreach, cost, and issues related to homeownership such as roof conditions or low homeownership rates. Solarize programs like Solar Over Louisville are effective at reducing these barriers and helping residents more easily access the far-reaching benefits of solar.

For this campaign, Louisville has received technical support from the Rocky Mountain Institute, which runs an inclusive residential solar program.

 

Clean Energy Ambassador Program

Excited about this program and want to help get more neighbors and friends on board? Sign up for our voluntary Clean Energy Ambassador Program. Based on your availability, there are different actions you can take to support increased adoption of solar in our region. Sign up below or email Sumedha Rao to learn more.

Become a Clean Energy Ambassador

 

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