The Kentucky Solar Energy Society (KYSES) is partnering with Apogee-Climate & Energy Transitions, the City of Frankfort, Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, and Kentucky State University Land Grant Program to launch Solarize Frankfort, a program to give Frankfort residents, small businesses, and organizations bulk-purchasing power to obtain discounted rates on solar installations. Last year over 90 residents went solar through the Solar Over Louisville Solarize campaign.
Solarize Frankfort makes investing in solar easier by connecting participants with pre-screened solar installers and providing access to bulk-purchase discounts (up to 15% off) for solar photovoltaics (PV) installations. Our two solar installers, Pure Power Solar and Wilderness Trace Solar, were selected for their quality service, experience, and competitive pricing, through an open bidding process.
Solarize Frankfort is one of three local Solarize campaigns supported by KYSES in 2023. Click on the following links to learn about and enroll in the Solarize campaigns in Lexington and Louisville.
Our Solarize Frankfort Team will help make it easier to go solar by:
By going solar, you will:
Solarize Frankfort is open to all homeowners in Franklin County and its six surrounding counties (Anderson, Henry, Owen, Scott, Shelby, and Woodford), as well as small businesses, places of worship, and non-profit organizations. A 30% Federal Tax Credit is available for solar PV installations, to homeowners and businesses, and is now also available to non-profit and governmental agencies.
Each Solarize participant is responsible for the full cost of their solar installation, and all contracts will be solely between the participating property owner and the solar installer. KYSES, the City, the County, and other partners do not assume any liability related to the installation.
Be aware that some companies or individuals might falsely claim to be associated with this program. Solarize Frankfort will not come to your home or call you unless you complete an Enrollment Form. We recommend you not provide personal information to anyone who might come to your door to talk about solar panels unless you have submitted our Enrollment form. You should also verify that the person who contacts you is associated with KYSES or one of our two installation contractors (Pure Power Solar or Wilderness Trace Solar), if you have requested an assessment.
Will solar panels work on my roof?
To find out if solar panels will work for your home, business, or organization, sign up for a free solar assessment from the Solarize Frankfort Team. There's no obligation to buy anything.
The assessment accounts for:
If your property is a good fit for solar, your information will be shared with one of our two selected installers, Wilderness Trace Solar or Pure Power Solar, who will then reach out to you within three days to discuss the next steps. If it is not a good fit for solar, we will let you know the reason(s) why. If your property has undergone recent changes, a reassessment can be conducted.
Before you sign up, please gather the following information:
For more information, please contact us at SolarizeFrankfort@fastmail.org.
Solarize Frankfort Enrollment Form - click here
Solarize Frankfort's Installation Partners
Solarize Frankfort's Organizational Partners