Innovative Solar Group Discount Campaign Launches in South New Jersey With Zero-Down Options

Using Community Approach, One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) Turbo-Charges Solar Adoption in Garden State

Jun 14, 2010, 06:00 ET from One Block Off the Grid

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the nation's largest solar group discount company, today announced the launch of its first South New Jersey campaign, offering homeowners an easy and affordable way to buy solar power. 1BOG selected Freehold, New Jersey-based Trinity Solar as campaign partner to provide solar to 1BOG members, offering installations with an average payback time of four years(1).

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Homeowners throughout South Jersey can now join the 1BOG community to be eligible for the group discount rate on solar panels, which reduces installation costs by around 15%(2). Each 1BOG member is assigned a personal advisor who manages the process of going solar from beginning to end at no cost, eliminating the work and coordination a homeowner used to have to do in order to go solar. 1BOG members also have access to industry-leading tools and educational materials to help them decide whether solar is right for their homes.

"Arguably, New Jersey is the best place in the U.S. for homeowners to go solar. The combination of 1BOG's group discount, the state's special SREC(3) program and Trinity's financing options make solar affordable upfront and an incredible return on investment," said Dave Llorens, CEO 1BOG. "We are thrilled to partner with Trinity, New Jersey's largest solar installer, to service the 1BOG community with top notch products, installation practices and warranties."

"We are excited to have been selected to service 1BOG's South New Jersey campaign," said Trinity Solar President, Tom Pollock. "One of Trinity's goals is to bring simple and affordable solar power to all who want it, and we can make more of an impact in local communities through 1BOG's initiatives in the area."

The South New Jersey 1BOG campaign is available now to local homeowners in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem counties through September 14, 2010. For more information, details about pricing and products or to sign up, visit the 1BOG Southern NJ Solar Campaign homepage.

About One Block Off the Grid: 

One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) makes going solar easy and affordable for homeowners by researching local solar installers, negotiating group discounts and managing the entire solar buying process from beginning to end—at no cost. 1BOG membership is free and gives homeowners access to exclusive, pre-arranged group discounts, educational tools and advice from an experienced team of solar advisors. Homeowner members are confident that 1BOG's installation partners have been carefully vetted on products, install practices, long-term stability as a company, as well as a great group discount rate. 1BOG was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California and has active solar campaigns in 12 markets across the United States. For more information on New Jersey Solar Campaigns and 1BOG, visit www.1BOG.org/New-Jersey-Solar.

About Trinity Solar:

Founded in 1994, Trinity Solar is privately held and employs more than 100 people. The largest integrator of solar electric systems on the East Coast, Trinity Solar services residential, commercial and non-profit clients. Recently recognized as the largest green company in New Jersey, Trinity Solar has deployed and interconnected, within the last 5 years, more photovoltaic systems than any other system provider. With more than 1,000 solar electric systems installed, 9,000 energy-related customers, 15 megawatts grid-connected and 35 MWs under contract, Trinity Solar is the preferred solar provider on the East Coast. Trinity Solar operates in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and Delaware. For more information, visit www.Trinity-Solar.com.

(1)  Based on average 10 kw system size.

(2)  15% is a national estimate of reduction from standard rates

(3)  Each time a system generates 1,000 kWh of electricity an SREC is earned and placed in the customer's electronic account.  SRECs can then be sold on the SREC tracking system, providing revenue for the first 15 years of the system's life.



Press Contact:

1BOG

Rebecca Geller

press@1bog.org

415-963-4339 ext. 11


Trinity Solar

Kristen English

kristen.english@trinity-solar.com

732-780-3779 ext. 3402



SOURCE One Block Off the Grid



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