Helen Hunt and Ed Begley, Jr. to Join Kick Off Event at Participating School for
First-of-its-Kind Solar Partnership

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jan. 25, 2011 – Sungevity, the nation’s fastest growing provider of residential solar installations, today announced the launch of Sungevity.org as an innovative way to help schools and non-profit organizations raise money while getting more homeowners to put solar on their rooftops.

Organizations can raise $1000 by bringing Sungevity new solar customers. For every customer that a participating non-profit or school sends Sungevity’s way, the company donates $500 to the school or non-profit and gives the customer a $500 American Express gift card (or the organization can opt to collect the full $1000).

“Our online solar leasing system is designed to make it simple for homeowners to go solar,” said Danny Kennedy, Sungevity Founder. “Like our dot.com site, the .org program now makes it easy for non-profits and schools to raise funds while getting their local communities to go solar. We are continuing to bring sunshine online with Sungevity’s innovative, first-of-its-kind partnership that goes well beyond the bake sale.”

To kick off Sungevity.org, the company is starting a partnership with the Westside Waldorf School in Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles) where Helen Hunt and Ed Begley, Jr. are hosting an event tonight at the school. Ms. Hunt is a Sungevity customer herself, having recently had a 7kW system installed on her home that is estimated to save her more than $200 per month on her electric bill.

Non-profits and schools can enroll in the Sungevity.org partnership through an easy online process that can be completed in minutes. In addition to the Westside Waldorf School and The Oaks School also in LA, non-profits engaging in the fundraising program include Rainforest Action Network, Green America, Clean Water Action and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. The money raised is typically used for general funds (e.g, supplies, etc.) that are sometimes hard to come by for budget-constrained schools and non-profits that usually rely on only one fundraiser per 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.