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OUC Launches Program to Help Local Homeowners Go Solar

Jul 16, 2018

ORLANDO – The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) has just announced the launch of OUCollective Solar, an innovative new program that makes it easier and more affordable than ever for OUC residential electric customers to install rooftop solar panels.

The OUCollective Solar program simplifies the process and brings transparency and choice to the solar-buying experience. OUC customers can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an energy advisor and receive a comprehensive solar suitability analysis with a 3D system design and three competitive quotes for their properties. Additionally, homeowners can add a hurricane resiliency package, including a battery back-up system that provides electricity during outages.

“At OUC, we’re committed to weaving sustainability through everything we do, and helping our customers do the same is a top priority,” said Linda Ferrone, OUC Chief Customer Officer. “We work every day to adopt clean technologies to enhance their experience, and we’re excited to make rooftop solar more accessible and affordable in our community.”

Following a competitive bidding process, OUC chose Central Florida company esaSolar to design and install turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at a discounted price using OUC’s collective buying power.

In the past 10 years, home solar energy system costs have fallen dramatically in the United States, and more than one million American homes are now powered by the sun. Still, going solar can be complicated with many equipment and financing options.

“As a local solar company, we’re proud to partner with OUC. This program will bring a new experience to solar buyers in central Florida.” said Lindsay Latre, CEO of esaSolar.

Premier solar marketplace, Pick My Solar, is the technology partner of OUCollective Solar, providing a platform that facilitates a simplified online experience for this program.

“Thanks to our partner Pick My Solar, OUC customers can create an account, speak with an expert energy advisor, review proposals, and sign agreements all from the comfort of their own homes, 100% online.” added Lindsay Latre, CEO of esaSolar.

OUCollective Solar is available to OUC customers who own their homes, including those in Orlando, St. Cloud, and unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Learn more at https://ouc-collective.com.  

About Orlando Utilities Commission
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC – The
Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to 400,000 accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud, and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Home to the first solar farm in Central Florida, OUC is vastly increasing its use of renewable energy with enough solar energy to power 25,000 homes slated to come on-line by 2020.  Visit OUC.com/solar to learn how OUC is making solar accessible and affordable to all of its customers through innovative offerings such as community and collective solar.

About esaSolar
esaSolar is dedicated to changing the future of energy by providing simplified solar energy solutions. With over 15 years of experience, esaSolar specializes in residential, commercial and utility scale solar energy applications. esaSolar’s success remains rooted in their values, their approach and their passion for renewable energy. esaSolar measures its success not by the quantity of its projects but by the quality of its relationships. Learn more at https://esa-solar.com.  

About Pick My Solar
PickMySolar.com is an online solar marketplace that provides home and business owners with expert advice and competitive quotes from a national network of vetted solar installers. The overarching mission of PickMySolar.com is to empower communities to adopt sustainable technologies through transparency and choice. Learn more at http://pickmysolar.com.