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Below is a press release from the Solarize  Asheville folks at BRSI.  How very unfortunate that the folks at Baker Renewables have chosen to be so obviously predatory on the Solarize campaign.



Katie Bray, 651-245-3100

Program Director, Solarize Asheville

Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute


Solarize Asheville’s website: www.solarizeasheville.org


Dear neighbors,

It has come to our attention that a company out of Raleigh called Baker Renewables has put up a website using the name “Solarize-NC.” They have canvassed at least one of the Solarize Asheville pilot neighborhoods with flyers soliciting business through a tiered pricing structure which closely resembles ours and this may be confusing to neighbors.  Their for-profit venture is not associated with our local non-profit project.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Baker Renewables is not associated with the non-profit Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute’s project, Solarize Asheville. While they did submit a proposal to the Solarize Asheville team during our competitive bidding process, they were not chosen as our contractor.

Please alert all your neighborhood contacts, newsgroups, Facebook friends, etc., that Solarize Asheville is the only authentic, local, non-profit solar cooperative project endorsed by the City of Asheville and the Department of Energy.  Our contractor is Sundance Power Systems, a local company with a sterling reputation and unsurpassed level of ethics.



Katie Bray

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