One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) Launches Long Island’s First Solar Group Purchase Campaign

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Partnering with Mercury Solar Systems, 1BOG Group Discount Yields Four-Year Payback.

San Francisco, Calif.[]

One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the nation’s largest solar group purchase provider, today announced the launch of the first Long Island solar group purchase campaign to make it easy and affordable for Long Island homeowners to go solar. 1BOG selected Mercury Solar Systems as campaign partner to service all members’ installations, offering a 15 percent discount from standard rates for an average payback time of less than five years. In addition, homeowners who join the group are eligible for zero down, interest-free financing for 18 months, at no additional cost*.

After a month-long process of vetting local installers, 1BOG selected Mercury Solar Systems for their excellent group pricing; proven experience and history of successful solar energy installations throughout the New York metropolitan area; extensive product offering; and its long-term warranties.

“1BOG is thrilled to bring Long Islanders a smart, new way to go solar,” said Dave Llorens, CEO 1BOG. “Group purchasing means Long Islanders can spend less time worrying about making sure they’re choosing the right installation company and the right price, and more time taking advantage of the strong local subsidies.”

“The financials in Long Island are very compelling for residential customers to go solar and together with 1BOG we believe we can accelerate the adoption of this renewable energy source and help New York State achieve its ‘45 by 15’ goal,” said Jared Haines, president of Mercury Solar Systems. “The combination of our design and install expertise and premium product offering with 1BOG’s support system and online tools allows us to offer Long Islanders the optimal solution to invest in a solar energy system.”

The Long Island 1BOG program is available now to local homeowners throughout the entire Long Island area through September 22, 2010. For more information, details about pricing and products or to sign up, visit the 1BOG Long Island homepage at

About One Block Off the Grid
One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) helps you buy solar panels for your home by researching local solar installers, negotiating group discounts and managing the entire solar buying process from beginning to end—at no cost. 1BOG membership is free and gives homeowners access to exclusive, pre-arranged group discounts, educational tools and advice from an experienced team of solar advisors. Homeowner members are confident that 1BOG’s installation partners have been carefully vetted on products, install practices, long-term stability as a company, as well as a great group discount rate. 1BOG was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California and has active solar campaigns in 12 markets across the United States. For more information, visit

About Mercury Solar Systems
Mercury Solar Systems is the largest solar integrator in New York and one of the leading firms on the East Coast. The Company designs and installs solar electric and solar thermal energy systems for the commercial and residential marketplace and to date has installed over 1,000 solar systems totaling several million watts of energy. Mercury Solar Systems is a subsidiary of Mercury Energy, a leading provider of solar energy systems throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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