Solarize South Bend

Solarize South Bend was created to make it more affordable to reduce your utility bills with solar energy.

Let's work together to make it easier, faster, and cheaper to go solar by the end of 2017!


The nine scheduled workshops and webinars are now completed. Fill out the Interest Form below if you wish to go solar.

The more people – and businesses – that sign up, the cheaper it will be for everyone. We have negotiated an up-front discount below market prices, with an additional rebate based on the success of this initiative.

1. Get a Discount: Let's leverage our buying power!
2. Get a Fair Quote: Solar installer, equipment, and pricing has been pre-selected.
3. Make it Simple: Attend a workshop to learn more!

Participants are encouraged sign a contract before Sept 30th, 2017 to receive installation before the end of the year, when changes to net metering policies start to take effect. However, Solarize pricing is still available for contracts signed by Dec 31st, 2017 for projects scheduled for 2018 installations.


Am I eligible? You may be eligible for discounted pricing even if your system is not within the South Bend city limits (i.e. St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko, or Marshall counties). Attend a “Going Solar” Workshop or contact for details.


Next Steps 1-2-3:

  1. Interest Form Fill Out Here
  2. Participant Survey - Access Here
  3. WORKSHOP AND WEBINAR ATTENDEES: Ready for a Site Visit and Assessment? Sign the non-binding Letter of Intent
    Download Letter of Intent to Participate in the Solarize Northern Indiana Initiative.
    Instructions to Submit Letter of Intent

Want to learn more about going solar in South Bend? See the City of South Bend Office of Sustainability solar webpage for more!


Why Go Solar Together with Solarize South Bend? Many people like the idea of having solar panels on their homes but feel daunted by their lack of knowledge about solar or worry that solar may not be a sound investment. Others can’t make the time to find a reputable solar contractor or fear that they’ll receive a poor price or product. Still others may not see going solar as something that regular folks do.

Through Solarize, the independent steering committee of retired engineers, sustainability professionals, solar owners, city and MACOG staff, and passionate volunteers has done the legwork for you. No member of the steering committee will benefit financially in any way from your participation. But we will be happy to catalyze the growth of clean energy locally and help bring the benefits of solar energy to others!