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Clean Energy Assistance Program Now Available to Asheville Residents

Clean Energy for WNC

Do you spend a lot on your energy bill every month? Have you ever considered offsetting your bill with solar power or energy efficiency?

A new local program, Clean Energy for WNC (CE4WNC), makes it cheaper and easier than ever before for individuals in Asheville and Western NC to adopt solar power and energy efficiency in their home or business. CE4WNC used a group-purchasing model to negotiate a deep price discount on solar technologies and has organized energy audits for participants who enroll before October 1, 2015. The contractors providing these services were selected through a competitive bidding process of nearly 100 solar installers and building performance contractors in the region. There is no cost or obligation to enroll. Enroll now at

This project is a limited-time effort organized by Clean Energy for Us and a host of other non-profit organizations and community groups in Western NC. Combined, our grassroots efforts have resulted in 290 solar installations; 45 home energy retrofits; and 1.5 MW of new solar capacity added to the grid. You can find more information on their website: For questions, email Outreach Coordinator, Ashley Edwards, at [email protected].