After a long summer on the road, Tonks is finally taking a well-deserved breather.  As she kicks back and gets a new mani, pedi, and everything in between, I am going to take advantage of the down time to  show you how everything started.  Do you remember those Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episodes where Mr. Rogers gave kids insight into the unsolved mysteries of the world?  Mysteries like, “how are crayons made” and “what does the inside of a construction paper factory look like”?  This video you’re about to watch is our version of a Mr. Rogers peek at how we took an ordinary postal truck and transformed it into a Rolling Rooftop Revolution:

If you think this revolution is over then think again; we’re just getting started.

As soon as Tonks’ spa treatments are over we are loading her onto a flatbed so that she can bring solar power to the people in a new part of the country.  A part of the country that won’t scoff at the idea of eating ice pops in October 🙂

P.S. If you missed the Mr. Rogers crayon episode (which is one of my all time favorites) click on the image below for an early holiday gift from me to you.  You’re welcome, neighbor 🙂

The Making of a Revolution

Posted by Bliss Dennen

Bliss served as Sungevity's social media and brand manager at a critical moment in Sungevity's history, helping successfully grow the Rooftop Revolution to the Eastern Seaboard.


  1. My jaw dropped open when I read about Tonks! Driving her around Northern California would seriously be my dream job. Check it out, here’s why:— I volunteer with GRID Alternatives in Oakland doing solar installs for low-income families in the Bay Area. I’m working toward becoming both a roof and ground team leader because I love everything about the installs, but I especially enjoy meeting new volunteers and showing ’em the solar ropes.
    — A while back I drove biodiesel-powered tour vans from SF to Yosemite & the Wine Country. Being a tour guide was awesome because I love meeting new people and sharing information, especially anything having to do with the environment or green energy.
    — Many people have told me that I am so passionate about things I believe in that they would likely buy anything I tried to sell them. I don’t know about that, but I do love to share good news about good stuff.
    — I personally drive a biodiesel-powered van and am noted for being both a great driver and an amazing parallel parker. People often stop on the street to watch me park my van in tiny spots or to manouver even larger vehicles with ease. It’s a little weird
    — And last, but not least, your ice pops are organic and vegan and *I’m* organic and vegan!

    Honestly, this isn’t a solicitation for a job, because I don’t even know that there is one. I just had to take a minute to write this out because my jaw really did drop. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a job giving away free solar-powered popsicles?

    I used to be a florist with my mom. I’ve always said it was the best job because no matter the occasion, people always smiled when they saw me coming with a bouquet of flowers. I’ve kept it in mind as I’ve planned my life. Being smiled at all day makes for much better days than ones where you get grumped at by overworked, underpaid, cubicle-slave, co-workers. I’m guessing free popsicles from a happy girl in a solar truck probably make people smile. Whoever gets to drive Tonks for a job, is super lucky!

    1. Very impressive resumé, and while we don’t need a driver for Tonks at the moment, if ever decide to start looking for one we will let you know. Your ability to park in tight spaces would definitely get put to use! Make sure you watch our Facebook page in the spring so that you know when Tonks is out on the road again. We would love you to come out to an event in NorCal.

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