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Municipal Solar

In 2017, the City launched an effort to diversify the energy supply at its own facilities with an over $13 million investment in solar panels at 32 municipal locations across Bloomington. The City of Bloomington supports increasing renewable generation across the community to reduce emissions and reduce the City's operational costs. You can view a map and details of all City solar installations on the City B Clear Data Portal.  

Online solar dashboard now available! View current and past renewable electricity generation for City of Bloomington solar installations.

 

Residential Solar

Residents can also learn more about going solar by attending an information session held by volunteers from the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN), a project of the Center for Sustainable Living. Information sessions are held throughout the year at City Council Chambers, sign up to attend at: www.tinyurl.com/HelpingYouGoSolar  

2020 sessions will be held at City Hall Council Chambers when possible, or by online video conference like Zoom or Facebook Live when necessary to adhere to social distancing requirements. The next available sessions will be held online on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12:00 to 1:00 pm        

You can view a map of all known solar installations in Monroe County and beyond on SIREN’s website at https://www.sirensolar.org/solar-map/.

 

Indiana Solar for All

Indiana Solar for All (ISFA) is another initiative of the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Living that works to make grants to homeowners with fixed or limited incomes to install rooftop solar systems. Homeowners selected for participation defray the cost of installing their solar system through sweat equity, by helping with several installations besides their own and by helping to grow and maintain the program. For more information, visit ISFA