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Okay Denver, it's your turn for another set of solar deals

One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the San Francisco-based group that helps regions and communities negotiate group purchasing rates (in effect making it a little easier for people who don't have the time to do the research or negotiate deals), has arranged a program in the Denver area. Colorado actually has a goal to install 100,000 solar rooftops by 2020, and is one of the nation's more aggressive states when it comes to renewable energy.
Written by Heather Clancy, Contributor

One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the San Francisco-based group that helps regions and communities negotiate group purchasing rates (in effect making it a little easier for people who don't have the time to do the research or negotiate deals), has arranged a program in the Denver area. Colorado actually has a goal to install 100,000 solar rooftops by 2020, and is one of the nation's more aggressive states when it comes to renewable energy. (P.S., that means green jobs.)

The group discounts available through the program are about 15 percent and there is a group rebate of $700 available. The campaign is covered by no-money-down financing from SunRun. Here's a video testimonial about a San Francisco homeowner's experience with 1BOG.

1BOG's solar installation partner will be REC Solar, which is handling jobs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and Oregon. The Denver Solar program will be available to homeowners from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, and the deal is effective until Oct. 14, 2010.

1BOG saves the average monthly savings for an "average Denver home" that has a $150 monthly bill today and installs a 5-kilowatt system could be $73.50. At that rate, it would take about 8.3 years for the system to recoup its investment. The net cost about be about $9,702, according to 1BOG.

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