1st Annual Ballard Earth Day Street Party

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Sunergy Systems Inc. is celebrating 1,000 solar energy homes by hosting a sustainably-themed street party to benefit long-time partner Sustainable Ballard. Event highlights are fireside workshops, food and drinks, live bands, fifteen local environmentally-minded businesses, and raffles.

Sunergy Systems Inc, a solar installation company, is celebrating their 10-year anniversary by creating the 1st Annual Ballard Earth Day Street Party, a sustainably-themed street party to benefit long-time partner Sustainable Ballard. Sunergy Systems is an employee-owned company located in Ballard specializing in the design and installation of solar energy. In conjuncture with Giddy Up Burgers & Greens, and New Roots Organics, these three sustainably-minded neighbors all banded together to throw a sustainable street fair to celebrate Earth Day with proceeds donated to Sustainable Ballard. The event occurs on Friday, April 24th from 4pm to 8pm, and is located on NW 46th St between Leary Way NW and 8th Ave NW. For more information visit http://www.ballardearthday.com.

The event highlights are Keynote speaker Tom Watson King County EcoConsumer, six fireside workshops and presentations, burgers and greens by Giddy Up, pints by Stoup Brewing, four live bands, fifteen local environmentally-minded businesses, and a Raffle with the featured prize being a Giant Twist Freedom DX electric bike by Electric & Folding Bikes Northwest. For more information please visit http://www.ballardearthday.com.

Sustainable Ballard President, Jennifer Heins expresses "We're thrilled to be partnering with Sunergy Systems to celebrate sustainability in Ballard. Sunergy has been a long time supporter and organizing this party as a benefit for Sustainable Ballard just goes to show what great neighbors they are."

Since Sunergy Systems opened their doors in 2005, solar in Washington has grown from a sleepy industry of about 100 total net-metered solar systems to the mainstream where in just for the year of 2014 alone 1,682 systems were installed. By the inception of the State’s nation leading incentive program in 2005, the State is quickly approaching 8,000 installed systems, this is an 800% increase over 2005. According to The Solar Foundation’s “2014 State Solar Jobs Report”, Washington has 128 solar related businesses, employing over 2,400 people, and ranking Washington at 17th nationwide. The solar industry is one of the State’s fastest growing job creators representing 28th of the percentage of the State’s employment ranking.

“Sunergy Systems is honored to have been a key driver and leader in State’s solar boom,” says Howard Lamb, Founder of Sunergy Systems. “When we opened our doors back in 2005, we had monthly celebrations at Hale’s Brewery every time a customer went solar with us! Now, here we are in 2015, expecting to install our 1,000th solar energy system this summer, which coincides very well with our 10 year anniversary on July 1st!”

About Sunergy Systems
Founded in 2005, Sunergy Systems is one of the largest solar installers in Washington State, is employee-owned and a full-service solar design consultant and installation-firm located in Seattle, Washington. The company specializes in the sales, engineering, design and installation of solar energy systems for both residential and commercial applications. Sunergy Systems with over 5.0 megawatts installed, consisting of close to 1,000 photovoltaic and solar hot water systems. For more information, visit http://www.SunergySystems.com.

About Sustainable Ballard
Since 2003, Sustainable Ballard has been serving the neighborhood of Ballard. Founding member of SCALLOPS (Sustainable Communities All Over Puget Sound) and the very first sustainability group in Seattle, they have gained a local, national and international recognition for their grassroots approach to community action addressing climate change. Its primary goal was to help prepare themselves and their community to sustain and thrive in a post-peak-oil future. For more information, visit http://www.sustainableballard.org.

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