People that are using the Sungevity service are smart and have great foresight. We know this because, in a recent online survey we conducted, when asked what the main motive was in making a decision to go solar 57% of our respondents listed rising electricity prices as their top concern. The runner up was an interest in the environmental benefits of being your own power source without creating pollution. With the recent news that PG&E in the Bay Area (our local utility) is seeking to raise its prices 6.5%, and gas and coal-fuel prices going through the roof, solar is a better and better power option.

In conducting this survey, we also asked people who were beyond our service territory what they’d like us to do to make going solar easier for them. Many people said they’d wait for Sungevity to reach them to go solar. We aim to get to you as quick as we can with new business capabilities spreading south from the Bay Area in California. We’ll hopefully cover the state within months. We also asked if people wanted us to refer them to another installer, and for those who answered yes, we are figuring out how to do this making while making sure we refer you to good, qualified installers.

People indicated they had been interested in solar for more than a year. We’d like to say, keep at it! The solar industry is really getting going in the US, and every installation is crucial. While we at Sungevity like to talk about getting returns on a solar investment between 10-20% (or higher), we deeply believe that this is an amazing opportunity for individuals to fight climate change, become their own power source, and improve the environment in a meaningful way.

Shine on,

The Sungevity Team

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.