Sungevity and Sierra Club launched the Sierra Club Solar Home Campaign today, and we couldn’t be more exciting about our partnership with this venerable grassroots environmental organization.  Read our joint press release below:

Sungevity and Sierra Club Join Forces to Accelerate Rooftop Solar in Northern California

OAKLAND, Calif.—Today, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and Sungevity Founder Danny Kennedy climbed on top of a home in Oakland to announce an innovative new partnership aimed at rapidly expanding rooftop solar in the Bay Area.

Sierra Club will be reaching out to its supporters in Northern and Central California and asking them to sign up for easy and affordable solar leasing through Sungevity. For each supporter who signs up, Sierra Club will receive $1,000 from Sungevity for its campaign to end reliance on fossil fuels and transition to a clean energy economy.

“In order to end our dependence on dirty energy, we need as many Americans as possible to switch to clean energy like rooftop solar. This is a high priority for Sierra Club. We are urging all of our members and supporters in Northern California to work with Sungevity to find out if solar is right for them. Every home that goes solar gets us one step closer to our goal of a clean energy economy,” said Brune.

“The new Sungevity-Sierra Club is a win-win-win scenario,” said Kennedy. “Sierra Club members benefit from the cost-savings of going solar, Sungevity builds on its network of energized customers and we all get a cleaner environment.”

Beginning today, Sierra Club members can lease or purchase a Sungevity solar energy system through Sierraclub.org/solar.

“I strongly encourage all Sierra Club members to start the easy process by logging on to Sierraclub.org/solar for a quick, free iQuote,” added Kennedy.

Sierra Club will use the activist tools it has honed over decades to ask consumers to switch to clean energy. Through house parties, phone banks and community organizing, the grassroots environmental group will encourage homeowners to go solar.

The partnership kicked off today at the Oakland home of Sierra Club member and Sungevity customer Dan Rademacher. Kennedy and Brune both discussed the environmental and financial benefits of residential solar leases from the rooftop of Rademacher’s home.

Video and photos of the event are available upon request.

About Sierra Club

Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization. Founded by John Muir in 1892, Sierra Club has 1.4 million members and supporters and chapters and volunteers across the nation. Sierra Club’s mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

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.

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  1. Sierra Club will receive 1000 half going to your local chapter and … The Bay Chapter is home to the 30 000 Sierra Club members in four counties…

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