As efforts to fight climate change accelerate, the Sierra Club is helping members and supporters drop dirty fuels. A new program is aimed at catalyzing widespread deployment of clean energy: Solar Homes Program.
Through an innovative partnership with Sungevity, a leading national solar service provider, the Club is able to offer its members and supporters an affordable way to get solar on their rooftops. For every home that goes solar through this program, Sungevity will give $750 to the Chapter for clean energy work and other efforts. The Atlantic Chapter Executive Committee decided in June 2012 that the $750 will then be split with the local Group where the sale was finalized – $375 for the local Group and $375 for the Atlantic Chapter to put towards Clean Energy Programs and other important work!
Previously, in order to get solar panels on your home you would have to conduct extensive research, hunt for rebates, obtain a permit, and be prepared to fork out $20,000. That was before the one-stop solar shop. Residential solar companies like Sungevity are now offering a “solar service” for people who can’t afford to pay the up-front costs to put panels on their roofs.
Sungevity will install the panels for no up-front cost, and handle all maintenance and service. The homeowner pays for clean energy with a small monthly bill – which may be less than the household’s current energy bill.
“In order to end our dependence on dirty energy, we need as many Americans as possible to switch to clean energy like rooftop solar. This is a high priority for the Sierra Club. We are urging all of our members and supporters in New York to work with Sungevity to find out if solar is right for them. Every home that goes solar gets us one stop closer to our goal of a clean energy economy,” said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune about the program.
It’s a win-win-win. An average Sungevity customer saves 15% on their electricity costs by going solar. The Atlantic Chapter will raise money for important campaigns. And more solar will replace dirty fossil fuels as Sierra Club members cut their carbon footprints and collectively help to scale this key clean energy solution.
Also, for the month of August, for any contract signed by August 31st, Sungevity will give $1000 to the contract signers! Get your FREE quote today at: www.sierraclub.org/solarhomes