Monitoring, Solar

1BOG & SolarCity Offer Solar System Discounts

One Block off the Grid (1BOG), a consumer advocacy group for residential renewable energy, and SolarCity announced one of the solar industry’s broadest community purchase program to date, extending special pricing and financing options on residential solar systems to residents of the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

SolarCity/1BOG program participants are eligible to receive 25% off the retail cash price of a home solar system and a design and installation package that includes monitoring and energy audit services. Participants who choose to finance the installation through SolarCity’s SolarLease option are eligible to receive their first three months free by signing up through 1BOG.

“We selected SolarCity due to the large discount, array of products, and their installation practices, but what really sealed it for us was their offer of free demand-side energy monitoring and a free home-energy audit to 1BOG participants,” said Dave Llorens, general manager of 1BOG.

As part of the 1BOG program, SolarCity is offering participants free SolarGuard Energy Monitoring and a free Home Energy Audit (a combined value of US $4,300). To be eligible for the program, homeowners need to register with on the 1BOG website before January 31, 2009.