Organization accepting applications for program

People wishing to participate in the Columbus Community Solar Initiative should send letters of intent to the organization no later than Aug. 31 for installations to be completed this year.

The organization is accepting applications for local residents to start assessments and a quote process with Third Sun Solar, which needs vendor contracts no later than Sept. 30 to complete projects this year.

In 2016, the solar initiative group organized a group-buy program and selected Third Sun Solar as the winning vendor. So far, 27 homes, one church and two community organizations have gone solar or are in the process of doing so, initiative officials said.

For more information about the initiative or to download a letter of intent, visit obtain more information at the Columbus Community Solar Initiative Facebook page.

More information is also available by calling Mike Mullett at 812-376-0734 or emailing