Solarize Lexington

The Solarize Lexington program will re-launch during March 2024! Details coming soon.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has partnered with the Kentucky Solar Energy Society to launch Solarize Lexington. The program helps households reduce their reliance on the electric grid by making it easier to install solar photovoltaics (PV). Solarize Lexington will:

  • Connect participants to a vetted solar installer
  • Provide a step-by-step walk-through of the solar installation process
  • Give households access to discounted wholesale rates (up to 20% off)

Going solar has many potential benefits, including:

  • Reducing a homeowner’s energy bills
  • Reducing a homeowner’s carbon footprint
  • Increasing a property’s value
  • Supporting local jobs by supporting local solar installers

Eligible applicants

The program is open to all homeowners in Lexington-Fayette County. Other property owners (non-profits, small businesses, places of worship, etc.) are also welcome to apply. Participants are responsible for the (discounted) cost of solar panels and installation. Federal tax credits are available to help offset costs.

All solar installations will be individual contracts between the property owner and the solar installer. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will not assume any liability related to the installation.

Be aware that some companies or individuals might claim to be associated with this program but aren’t. Solarize Lexington will not come to your home or call you unless you complete an assessment form. We recommend you not provide personal information to anyone who might come to your door to talk about solar panels unless you have submitted a form. We also recommend that you verify the person who contacts you is associated with the city or the installer if you have requested an assessment.

The deadline to submit an interest form is currently closed.

Solarize Lexington grant program

LFUCG had limited funds available to assist qualified low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners. At this time, grant funds are depleted.

Solarize Lexington workshops

No workshops are currently scheduled.

View the recording of the March 17, 2023 workshop 

Solarize Lexington interest form

The deadline to submit an interest form is currently closed.

Energy efficiency information

A great first step to reducing your energy bills and carbon footprint is to make your house more energy efficient. If you do get solar PV, minimizing the amount of energy you use maximizes the value of your panels.