Gridbid: Auction Off Your Sunny, Unused Roof Space
A home is usually one of the most expensive purchases a person makes in his or her lifetime. But what if your house could make money for you?
That’s where your spacious, unused roof comes in. Gridbid, launching nationwide June 15, is a website where homeowners can put their roofs up for auction for use by one of the U.S.’s 4,000 solar power installer companies. Interested companies will bid on a rooftop, then roof-owners choose a winner based on the best deal. Homeowners pick a compensation package, like funneling profits toward a lease or mortgage financing, as well as immediately saving big on their utility bill. And companies can save 80 percent of what they would normally spend to scout rooftop locations and install power sources.
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