Grow Solar St. Louis Returns!








Photo credit: Cassidy Moody 

The St. Louis region will once again be growing solar in 2023. The education and group-buy program, Grow Solar St. Louis, helps people navigate the solar industry and benefit from more affordable solar through a discounted rate. The 2023 program will be open for a limited time, launching in April and running through the end of the summer.

First launched in 2019, Grow Solar St. Louis is a public education and group-purchasing program for residential and commercial solar panels. The program is offered by the Missouri Botanical Garden, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Since its launch in 2019, Grow Solar St. Louis has helped 1,161 residents and business owners learn more about solar options and energy efficiency through educational Power Hours. Across the St. Louis region, 170 properties have added a total of 1,118 kilowatts of solar installations. 

Property owners throughout the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County are eligible to participate in the 2023 Grow Solar St. Louis program. Participants must attend a free Power Hour, a one-hour educational session that explains the science of solar, considerations, and costs. After participating in the Power Hour session, participants are eligible for a free site assessment to learn more about their individual solar journey. 

Power Hours will be in person throughout the area in collaboration with municipal promotional partners, including the City of St. Louis, City of Creve Coeur, City of Brentwood, City of Richmond Heights, and City of Clayton. A handful of virtual Power Hours also will be offered for those who cannot attend an in-person event. A full schedule will be announced and available online at  Illinois residents who want to grow solar can check out Grow Solar St. Louis’ sister program, Grow Solar Metro East, also returning in 2023.

Interested in joining the program once it begins? Fill out this short interest form to stay in the loop and be the first to hear about the next solar group buy! Visit Grow Solar St. Louis to learn more. 

For more information contact Katherine Golden, Senior Manager of Sustainability Initiatives at Missouri Botanical Garden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..