Solarize Forsyth

Request for Proposal

Published: April 6, 2022 

Bids Due: May 2, 2022 by 5pm EST

Solarize Forsyth invites proposals from contractors specializing in the design and installation of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems to participate in a Solarize campaign for Forsyth County, GA and adjacent communities. 

Pre-Bid Meeting

Organizers of the campaign held a virtual bid conference on April 18, 2022 at 10:30AM EST.  The following pre-bid meeting materials are now available. 

Pre-Bid Meeting Recording

Pre-Bid Meeting Presentation


Solarize Forsyth is a public-private coalition consisting of the Green Cell, Kiwanis Club of Forsyth County, Citizens' Climate Lobby of Forsyth County, Resiliency Trust, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and Solar Crowdsource. , and additional community leadership.

The objectives of the Solarize Forsyth program are to:

  • Lower the cost of solar energy and battery storage installations through the power of bulk-purchasing, reduce Contractor acquisition costs and transfer those savings to the residential and commercial residents of 
    Forsyth County and adjacent communities;
  • Encourage the adoption of solar-friendly permitting practices in Forsyth County and adjacent communities;
  • Foster industry best-practices and a trusted source for proposals, contracting, installations, and interconnections.
  • Educate consumers and cultivate a sense of community participation and ownership in the clean energy market;
  • Substantially increase the number of solar energy systems and battery storage installations in a way that can be sustained beyond the timeframe of the Solarize Forsyth campaign;
  • Reduce the energy burden of low- and moderate-income residents in Forsyth County and adjacent communities through additional measures available to reduce upfront cost; and
  • Advance and encourage renewable energy workforce development opportunities.

Request for Proposal Documents

Download RFP Documents Here

Contact Solarize Forsyth

Solarize Forsyth at the email address below only for any questions about this RFP (do not contact members of coalition organizations).  All questions and answers will be posted below.


RFP Questions & Answers

Q: Is there was a special bid format you are looking for.

A: Not particularly. Usually bid responses are single spaced and appear in the order indicated in Section VI of the RFP. Please submit response in a PDF format. 

Q: Is the Solar Crowdsource commission fee paid at the beginning of the project or once project has completed?

A: The platform and administrative fee is paid at the beginning of each project. SCS will bill monthly (unless other arrangements are agreed upon). Any adjustments required for cancelled projects or contract changes are made towards the end of the campaign. 

Q: For commercial, most of the projects are 100 kW or less due to GA Power restriction on system size. Is that the norm expected for Forsyth County? Is there a bond require for every project?

A: Generally, yes, this is correct, however the main utility in the Project Area is Sawnee EMC. There is no bond requirement that we are aware of.

Q: I missed the pre-bid meeting. Any chance I can still submit a bid?

A: Yes. Attending the pre-bid meeting is not required to place a bid. Links to a recording of the meeting and the pre-bid presentation can be found on this page above. 

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