Sungevity launches! It’s been two weeks since our launch, on Earth Day, and we have been busy. Starting with Fortune magazine dubbing us the “Dell of Solar” (which is a bit of a stretch for a little start up) to the blogosphere welcoming us all over – there has been a lot of hype. Sungevity is about making solar accessible and affordable for homeowners and we’re thrilled that so many people are ready to start talking about solar and are actively looking for solar solutions. Sungevity is here to help!

We apologize for taking so long to get this blog up – our techies were a bit busy with their efforts to keep our site up with the traffic from the twenty million views we received during our first days live.

Sungevity has done some amazing things with our technological tool to design and engineer solar systems from afar using satellite and aerial imagery. For example, since our launch, millions have viewed our website and thousands have taken the time to enter their details and see what solar can do for them. Meanwhile, we have been able to turn around over 500 firm iQuotes for home solar, which would take a conventional company in the solar industry literally hundreds of hours of labor time.

This is all in pursuit of our aim to make it fast and easy for people to realize the solar potential of their homes and help homeowners save thousands over the life of a solar electric system. By cutting out the inefficiencies on our end, we’re able to increase the ease and reduce the cost of going solar for our customers. Sungevity hopes to facilitate a massive uptake of solar electric systems across California and, eventually, the US. Our ultimate dream is to make a significant contribution towards climate change, but for now we’re taking these initial baby steps.

Our first order of business is to serve those 500 people who have requested and now received an iQuote in our initial service area of Northern California. If you are reading this blog because you are checking back to the website and wondering where your iQuote is please check your spam filter or give us a call at 877.257.8648.

For those readers who entered their information and are outside of our service territory, we’re working to find solutions to help you go solar, too. We’re in negotiation with potential partners up and down the state of California and beyond (we’ve had calls from interested homeowners from places as far away as Germany, South Africa, Thailand, and Australia) on how to fulfill the clear demand for easy and affordable residential solar systems. We will continue to strive, meet that demand and hope to do so in collaboration with you, our customers and friends inside and outside the solar industry.

We measure our early success through you and are excited by the hundreds of conversations we’ve seen on blogs and in articles about solar. This is where it starts and how it begins. Please help us spread the word about solar. Do you know someone who would like to save money and save the environment? Solar energy is ready and waiting now to meet our urgent demand for climate change solutions. We’re happy to be a resource and answer your questions about solar. We think Sungevity can bring solar to a new audience, but we need you to help us carry it beyond conversations and onto your roof, and your neighbors.

Every roof matters to Sungevity.

Shine on, Danny Kennedy and 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.