It’s official — is on-line and ready to help your favorite non-profit or school raise money by getting their community to go solar. We donate $1000 to schools and non-profits for every customer they send our way.  The Center for Biological Diversity, our first non-profit partner, has already raised $46,000!

In addition to the Center for Biological Diversity, some of our early partners include The Wilderness Society, Rainforest Action Network and Green America. On January 25th, we welcomed our first school, Westside Waldorf, and kicked off our partnership with a star-studded event at the school, featuring actor Helen Hunt, whose Sungevity home solar system produces 9,000 kW of solar electricity a year. Also in attendance was Ed Begley, Jr., host of Planet Green’s Living with Ed and a longtime advocate for solar power. Westside Waldorf hopes to raise enough money through to help finance a solar system for the school.

In addition to helping groups raise money, also plans to sponsor special solar projects like last year’s Solar for the MaldivesSolar on the Green House and Globama.

Do you know of a school that wants to earn $1000 per customer instead of $1 per cupcake?  Or a group that wouldn’t mind getting a no-questions-asked chunk of change without the hassle of a grant proposal and annual grant reporting requirements?  Send them on over to

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.