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August 21, 2015

Front Range Counties Partner to Help Residents Obtain Discounts on Solar or Electric Vehicle Purchases

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Boulder County Press Release

Aug. 21, 2015

Media Contact: Brad
Smith
,
Community Sustainability Specialist, 720-443-8221

Boulder County, Colo. -- Adams, Boulder and Denver Counties are teaming up to launch
Solar Benefits Colorado, a first-of-its-kind program that offers discounts to
encourage many Front Range homeowners to go solar, as well as offering a
special discount for purchasing electric vehicles.

“Solar Benefits Colorado is a great opportunity to make solar
simple and more affordable than ever. Boulder County is excited to work with
our program partners to expand this program so more Front Range homeowners can
participate,” says Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones.

The 2015 Solar Benefits Colorado program is available for
homeowners living in metro areas of the Northern Front Range.

Solar Installation

Qualified
homeowners receive a no-cost, no-obligation site evaluation to determine if
their home is suitable for solar. Homeowners will then work with a local solar
installer, Sunrun, who was selected by the program’s community evaluation
committee. The committee followed a rigorous
process that vetted multiple potential vendors. Compounding multiple customer
installations under one umbrella – Solar Benefits Colorado – allows Sunrun to
offer discounted, “bulk” pricing. To take advantage of the volume discount,
participants must sign a contract with Sunrun by Nov. 6, 2015. Residents can
request their home evaluation on the
Solar Benefits Colorado website.

Electric Vehicle
Purchase or Lease

The same “bulk” purchasing premise is at play with electric
vehicle purchases, as it is with solar installation. Boulder Nissan was
selected as the primary dealer working with Solar Benefits Colorado to offer
volume discounts. To take advantage of discounted pricing for electric
vehicles, residents must obtain a promotional code by signing up on the
program website and taking it to Boulder Nissan by Sept.
30. Purchasing or leasing a new Nissan Leaf is eligible for discount pricing.

“Solar
Benefits Colorado is
helping these communities build
awareness, lower solar costs, and lead on climate action in one fell swoop. We
are proud to be working with multiple partners to help their residents invest
in solar, improve air quality and human health and build a better energy system
one rooftop or car at a time,” said Susie Strife, Boulder County Sustainability
Coordinator.

For
more information, visit
www.MyGroupEnergy.com/colorado.