Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman Invited to Tap their Homes’ Solar Potential — Results Next Week

OAKLAND, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ — Sungevity, the leading online residential solar provider, today challenged California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman to keep the state’s clean energy momentum alive by installing solar on their own homes.

“When it comes to clean energy, California is a leading example for other states. As their campaigns hit full swing, we’re asking Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman to lead by example and support our growing clean economy where jobs and the environment work together,” said Danny Kennedy, Founder of Sungevity. “As President Obama calls for a widespread broadening of clean energy adoption – now a front burner issue with the true costs of oil clear – we are asking our state’s candidates to step up to the plate.”

Clean energy is of increasing importance to the nation, as echoed in President Barack Obama’s speech to the nation on Tuesday: “The time to embrace a clean energy future is now. Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash American innovation and seize control of our own destiny. I say we can’t afford not to change how we produce and use energy – because the long-term costs to our economy, our national security, and our environment are far greater.” Sungevity has also provided an offer of a solar system for the First Family’s Home at www.solaronthewhitehouse.com.

And now to help Brown and Whitman realize their personal potential for going solar as an important step to leading by example toward a cleaner energy future, Sungevity is creating estimates of solar savings for both candidates’ homes, based on calculations of their roof’s exposure to the sun and the electricity rates they are charged. The results will be announced next week on Monday, the Summer Solstice. If either candidate accepts, Sungevity will install the solar for no money down, and they can pay a monthly fee for the clean electricity they will use. This is now the main way solar is consumed in California – on a lease.

“Campaign promises come and go, but the ability to draw energy from the sun will never expire. Our team is ready to deliver solar for Jerry and Meg. In an era of heated debates, oil spills and rising energy bills it is good to know that you can access solar power for no money down at the click of a mouse,” continued Kennedy. “By taking up our offer these politicians can create Californian jobs and take a leadership role in the creation of a stronger, clean economy. Now is the time for deeds not words.”

Point. Click. Solar.

Sungevity’s Solar Lease offer gives most customers savings from the start. For many the electricity bill savings start immediately and increase over time. Sungevity has an easy online “iQuote” process, which enables Sungevity to use satellite images and aerial photography to assess customers’ roofs remotely and accurately determine the homes’ solar potential. This allows the company to furnish thousands of customers with a firm proposal to use solar power with no capital cost within 24 hours. Demand has been huge with over 5,000 iQuotes requested through www.sungevity.com since the beginning of this year.

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.