Civic Works makes it easy and affordable for low- and moderate-income (LMI) homeowners to go solar. Recently, we started a LMI residential solar program called Baltimore Shines. Baltimore Shines is an initiative created by a collaboration between Civic Works and the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.
Through this program Baltimore City residents can obtain rooftop solar on their homes to save money on their energy bills as well as generate clean energy, which is great for the environment.
Apply to Baltimore Shines through the Neighborly Software platform.
2. Review Application
DHCD reviews application by verifying income, credit and approves or disapproves application.
3. Meet Solar Contractor
Once approved, a solar consultation is scheduled with the solar contractor managed by Civic Works.
4. Meet Solar Contractor
The solar contractor assesses your roof to verify any shading from trees or other structures, the size and shape of your roof, and its orientation towards or away from the path of the sun.
5. Review Sales Proposal
If your home is a good fit for solar, the solar contractor provides and reviews the sales proposal with you.
6. Sign Sales Proposal
Once you are ready to go solar, you sign the proposal, which turns into the contract between you and the solar contractor.
7. Setup Loan
DHCD setups loan and finalizes financing with the customer to begin the solar project.
8. Begin Permitting
The solar contractor begins applying for the permits and interconnection for the solar system.
9. Install Solar
Once the permits and the interconnection are approved, the solar contractor installs the solar system.
10. Commission Solar
The solar contractor commissions and tests the system and then applies for the Permission To Operate from the utility company.
11. Turn On Solar
The solar system is turned on and you begin saving money and producing clean energy.
12. Receive O&M Service
The solar contractor provides operation and maintenance (O&M) service if any issues come up with your system for the # of years stated in the signed contract.
Plan to begin accepting potential applicants in the 2nd quarter of 2022. Stay tuned…