The St. Louis region will once again be growing solar in 2023 with the education and group-buy program, Grow Solar St. Louis. This program will help people across the region navigate the solar industry while benefitting for more affordable solar through a group-buy discounted rate, and the 2023 program will be open for a limited time only, launching this summer and running through the fall.
First launched in 2019, Grow Solar St. Louis is a public education and group-purchasing program for residential and commercial solar panels offered by the Missouri Botanical Garden, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Since its launch in 2019, Grow Solar St. Louis has helped 1,161 locals learn more about solar options and energy efficiency through educational Power Hours. Across the St. Louis region, 170 properties have added a total of 1,118 kilowatts of solar installations.
Property owners throughout the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County are eligible to participate in the 2023 Grow Solar St. Louis program. To participate, participants need to attend a free Solar Power Hour, a one hour educational session that dives into what is solar, what do you need to consider and what are the costs associated with going solar. Power Hours will be in-person throughout the Grow Solar St. Louis area in collaboration with our municipal promotional partners including City of St. Louis, City of Creve Coeur, City of Brentwood, City of Richmond Heights, and City of Clayton. A handful of virtual Power Hours will also be offered for those who cannot attend an in-person event. After participating in the Power Hour session, participants will be eligible for a free consultation to learn more about their individual solar journey.
A full schedule will be announced and available online at growsolarstl.org. For folks who live across the river and want to grow solar, participants can check out Grow Solar St. Louis’ sister program Grow Solar Metro East, also returning in 2023.
Interested in joining the program once it begins? Fill out this short interest form to stay in the loop and be the first to hear the details of the next solar group buy! Visit Grow Solar St. Louis to learn more and sign-up for an upcoming Power Hour.
For more information contact Katherine Golden, Senior Manager of Sustainability Initiatives at Missouri Botanical Garden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-Person Power Hours
Saturday, July 22
2:30-3:30 PM | Green Living Festival at Missouri History Museum
Tuesday, July 25
5:30-6:30 PM | Location TBD
Saturday, August 5
3:00 PM | Green Living Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden
Tuesday, August 15
5:30-6:30 PM | Schlafly - Bottleworks Crown Room
Wednesday, August 30
5:30-6:30 PM |Richmond Heights Memorial Library
Thursday, September 7
5:30-6:30 PM | Richmond Heights Memorial Library
Tuesday, September 19
5:30-6:30 PM | Location TBD