Sullivan Solar Power Provides Free Solar Panels for Low-Income Families during Holiday Season

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Regional Solar Company Partners with GRID Alternatives to Give Free Solar Installations.

Providing solar panels for low-income homes for Thanksgiving and moving into the holidays seemed like the perfect way to contribute to our community and assist our region declare energy independence.

Today, Sullivan Solar Power announced its recent partnership with non-profit organization GRID Alternatives for the holiday season to give low-income families free solar installations. For every property owner that signs up to go solar with Sullivan Solar Power for the remainder of the year, the company will donate one locally-manufactured solar panel to be used for free project installations at low-income residences.

“Our company prides itself on supporting and giving back to the local community,” said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power, “Providing solar panels for low-income homes for Thanksgiving and moving into the holidays seemed like the perfect way to contribute to our community and assist our region declare energy independence.”

Sullivan Solar Power will donate the solar panels will go to GRID Alternatives, the California Solar Initiative administrator of the SASH (Single-family Affordable Solar Homes) program. GRID Alternatives trains and leads community volunteers and job trainees from all walks of life to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners.

As a part of the partnership, Sullivan Solar Power employees will volunteer their time and expertise to assist with the installation of the projects of the donated solar panels. The company expects that two to three low-income homeowners will receive free solar installations as a result of the holiday partnership.

"GRID Alternatives is thrilled to partner with Sullivan Solar this holiday season to bring the gift of clean green power to families who really need the savings," said Paul Cleary, Regional Director of GRID Alternatives.

This is the second time Sullivan Solar Power has partnered with GRID Alternatives to donate free solar panels. Around the summer solstice, Sullivan Solar Power provided enough panels for three low-income residential properties in Chula Vista to receive free solar installations. The average family that received free solar installations from the partnership previously will save more than $18,000 over the warranty lifetime of the system.

"Partnering with GRID Alternatives aligns with Sullivan Solar Power’s initiatives which are designed to help entire communities go solar,” said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power. “Not only do residents get to save money by going solar, they are able to help their neighboring low-income families enjoy the same energy savings by signing up before December 31.”

To learn more about Sullivan Solar Power, visit http://www.sullivansolarpower.com or call 1-800-SULLIVAN. For more information about GRID Alternatives San Diego, visit http://www.gridalternatives.org.

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About Sullivan Solar Power
Sullivan Solar Power is a turnkey solar system provider that delivers solar electric projects from concept to completion. The company has installed over 10,000,000 watts of solar power ranging from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial and municipal systems. Sullivan Solar Power is headquartered in San Diego, CA and owned and operated by Dan Sullivan. Sullivan Solar Power has a longstanding A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau, with no complaints filed since the business began. The firm has been named one of the fastest growing energy companies in the nation by Inc. Magazine for three consecutive years and services all of Southern California. Regardless of project size and scope, Sullivan is committed to delivering the best products and the most qualified professionals to its customers. Visit http://www.sullivansolarpower.com for more information.

About GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to low-income communities. Using a barn-raising model, GRID Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar power on qualifying homes, providing needed savings for families struggling to make ends meet while preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry. More than 1800 families have received solar systems through GRID Alternatives to date, and nearly 10,000 individuals have gained hands-on experience in solar installation, helping prepare them for jobs in the industry. For more information about GRID Alternatives San Diego, visit http://www.gridalternatives.org.

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