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GUEST BLOG: Join the Rooftop Revolution: Go Solar Today

Solar power is an American innovation and success story that now drives one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Aside from being clean and carbon-free, communities all around the globe are finding solar power can provide electricity for less cost than conventional power supply and create jobs and other benefits. Now, Sungevity and Earth Day Network have teamed up to make it easy and accessible for you to get solar power for your home. We want to help you participate in the inevitable rooftop revolution of how we power our economy. And when you go solar, Earth Day Network gets money for its programs to protect the environment! Here’s how: 1. Go to and get a Solar iQuote – an interactive assessment of your solar power needs that we can generate without coming to your home. Speak to a Solar Consultant, and if solar is right for your home and energy needs, choose whether to go solar on a lease for no money down or to buy the system upfront. 2. Once you sign up for solar, Sungevity will take care of the paperwork and all the project management to get you connected to the sun as quickly as possible. 3. Then, we’ll donate $750 to Earth Day Network for helping create another member of the Sunshine Network: you! Most households that go with Sungevity’s Solar Lease save money on their energy bill from the first month, and all should make significant savings over the life of the lease. It’s a win- win- win: you save money; Earth Day Network gets money; and together we reduce carbon emissions and grow the green economy. Sungevity now has a team of 250 people in Oakland, California – a leading light in the 100,000-strong solar industry – and employs hundreds of contractors through a Preferred Installer Network in 9 states. We aim to build the world’s most energized network of people who power their lives with sunshine. Our fundraising partnership with Earth Day Network is an extension of a program we’ve been running as since 2010, and we are on track to raise $1 million for nonprofits and schools by the end of the year. We hope you’ll become part of it at If you do, you won’t be alone as the U.S. solar industry now not only employs more people than the coal mining industry but it directly supplies electricity to more than 400,000 families. And the large industrial scale and commercial rooftop segments are booming this year. With 3 gigawatts – the equivalent of three nuclear power plants – solar power serves up enough electricity for more than a million homes. Please check out these videos, the Sungevity website, and my book Rooftop Revolution to understand the many benefits of going solar and how our iQuote and Solar Lease make it easy for you to plug into the power of the sun. Shine on!
Danny Kennedy is an environmental activist, clean-technology entrepreneur, and president of Sungevity.