Earlier today, the PBS television program Planet Forward announced Sungevity and our founder, Danny Kennedy as the winner of their ‘Innovator of the Year’ award! Sungevity’s solar leasing concept was one of hundreds of ideas submitted. Ideas were reviewed by a panel of judges and voted on by the audience. Our online solutions that make going solar easier and more affordable resonated with the voters, and we are thrilled to generate this support among the public. Here is the televised award announcement (or check your local listings here to watch it on TV with family and friends):

Though we are incredibly excited to have received this honor and want to thank everyone at PBS and Planet Forward for this recognition, it’s you, our Sunshine Network of customers and supporters who are the real winners here. You are the smart homeowners who are ahead of the curve when it comes to innovating the process for going solar and tackling our nation’s energy challenges. You are the ones spreading the word about solar savings made easy. You are the ones that should be commended.

As we look to keep expanding the Solar Social Network, recognition like this is incredibly humbling. We look to continue building out our network as we get ready to expand into the East Coast in a few weeks! And as we do, we hope to live up to the expectations of this Innovator award by continuing to push the envelope when it comes to residential solar, and bringing ‘sunshine online’ to as many people as possible.

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.