RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN)—The City of Raleigh is working with other jurisdictions in the Triangle to help reduce the cost of solar energy systems, officials said in a release.

11 cities, towns and counties are partnering on the “Solarize the Triangle” project. The Triangle J Council of Governments is leading the initiative, and they say because so many governments are coming together as one group to do this, it lowers the cost. As more people sign up for solar, that price keeps getting lower.

“If by the last day of the program in the fall, so many people have signed up that we’re down to tier eight, which is the lowest pricing, I’ll get a rebate check so it really is about people and communities coming together,” said Emily Barrett with the Triangle J Council of Governments.

The cities, towns, and counties involved are:

  • City of Raleigh
  • City of Durham
  • Town of Apex
  • Town of Chapel Hill
  • Town of Carrboro
  • Town of Cary
  • Town of Hillsborough
  • Town of Morrisville
  • Chatham County
  • Durham County
  • Orange County

Officials said this program will “help install more solar energy in Raleigh, promoting clean and renewable energy throughout the region.”

To kick-off the program, there is a free event Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Art that will have free food, music, and information on the program, officials shared in a release.

For more information on the event, click here.

And for more information on the program, click here.