Solar energy has been spreading across northern Indiana over the last several years.
Prices have declined significantly since 2010, making the benefits of solar energy more accessible.
Yes, surprisingly we have enough sun! More than Germany, the world’s solar leader.
The Solarize Northern Indiana initiatives in South Bend, Goshen, Elkhart, and across the region aimed to make solar even more affordable by leveraging our purchasing power together. As of December 31, 2017, the project is officially over and not accepting new projects. But we are exciting to share our results from January 2018 below:
This fall, more than 370 people attended workshops to learn about whether their home or business might be suitable and to identify barriers like shading, roof orientation, roof condition, cost, or extra approval steps required by Homeowners Associations or local Historic Districts.
Now over six months later, Solarize Northern Indiana has assisted 74 households, a church, and a local business in going solar, with 21 more installations scheduled for 2018. Most of the projects were concentrated around Goshen and South Bend, as shown in the maps below:
The number of residential solar projects within the City of Goshen limits quadrupled from 11 to 52.
The number of South Bend solar homes jumped from 6 to 22 (Maps exclude new non-Solarize projects).
Don't live in Michiana or the South Bend region? The map below shows solar projects in Indiana at the end of 2016.
Visit www.sirensolar.org to track the growth of solar across Indiana!