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 Marshall County across the region aim to make solar even more affordable by leveraging our purchasing power together. In 2017 and early 2018, 97 new solar projects were installed over 8 months.
In 2017, 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.
Solarize Northern Indiana has assisted 95 households, a church, and a local business in going solar. 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 - Elkhart region? Solarize teams are active in other communities. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The map above shows solar projects across Indiana.
Visit www.sirensolar.org to track the growth of solar across Indiana!