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Project Timeline


Enrollment in Salt Lake Community Solar has closed. Thank you for your interest. For those that took the solar eligibility survey before the September 21st dealine you now have until November 5th to send in your deposit and commit to install solar. Projects will continue to be served on a first come first serve basis. If you have not yet been contacted by Gardner Engineering, you can expect a preliminary bid and a site visit in the next few weeks.


SLCS sponsors and Steering Committee members have been in the planning stages since Fall 2011.  In April 2012, their efforts culminated in a request for proposals for potential contractors, and the beginning of a streamlined and affordable solar experience for Salt Lake County homeowners.

Project Timeline:

  • April 27, 2012 -SLCS Steering Committee released public Request for Proposals
    for solar contractors to submit competitive bids. 
  • May 18, 2012 - Solar contractors submitted bids; volunteer citizen members of the Steering Committee reviewed and scored proposals.   
  • June 1, 2012 - Interviews with bidders
  • June 7, 2012 - Gardner Engineering selected as contractor for SLCS.
  • June 19, 2012 - SLCS Launch Event (Architectural Nexus)  
  • September 21, 2012 - Last day to submit the online Solar Eligibility Survey.
  • October 31, 2012 - Last day to have Gardner Engineering perform a solar home site assessment.
  • November 5, 2012 - Last day for SLCS Participants to commit (send in the non-refundable deposit) to install solar at the bulk-purchase rate.
  • December 31, 2012 - Preferred completion date of all solar installations for tax purposes.*     

*Installations may not be completed by this date, pending weather conditions and participation levels.  Participants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.