Wednesday, March 23, 2011

By Harnessing Power of Group-Buying, One Block Off the Grid to Help Long Islanders Go Solar

Solar group-buying leader One Block Off the Grid today announced the launch of a 90-day deal on home solar systems in Long Island, NY. Using group purchasing power, One Block Off the Grid has secured a 15 percent group discount on both panels and installation on behalf of all Long Island homeowners. The deal is being offered in partnership with panel manufacturer Canadian Solar and one of the East Coast's leading installers, Mercury Solar Systems.

'Now that the LIPA rebate is once again fully funded, we're encouraging Long Island homeowners to move forward with going solar now,' said Dave Llorens, CEO and founder of One Block Off the Grid. 'The LIPA rebate is strong and can cover up to $17,500 of a homeowners' solar installation costs. One Block Off the Grid's deal brings the total cost down further, but it only lasts 90 days. There's a real imperative to move forward now.'

One Block Off the Grid negotiates group discounts in markets where there are strong incentives and rebates for going solar. Long Island residents can combine One Block Off the Grid's discount with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) rebate to significantly reduce their overall cost. Homeowners will also receive a federal tax credit equivalent to 30 percent of the cost of the solar system.
This is the second solar group discount One Block Off the Grid has offered in Long Island.
The Long Island group discount on solar kicks off on March 21, 2011 and is available until May 21, 2011. To participate and get a free evaluation for solar over the phone, homeowners should sign up on the One Block Off the Grid website,

One Block Off the Grid organizes group discounts on solar energy. Since 2008, One Block Off the Grid has run over 50 group deals in ten different states and helped thousands of homeowners go solar. In addition to providing group discounts, the company vets solar installers on behalf of homeowners and manages the entire installation process from beginning to end, at no charge. The company has been featured in dozens of major media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, USA Today, Marketplace, Wired, Time, and GOOD Magazine. For more information, visit

Mercury Solar Systems
Press release dated March 21, 2011

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