Dignitaries Gather to Celebrate Chabad Hebrew Academy Declaring Energy Independence

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Sullivan Solar Power helps the local academy invest in a brighter future with solar power

County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Sullivan Solar Power’s David Savarese and San Diego Police Captain Sandy Albrektsen join Chabad Hebrew Academy in celebrating solar

The Academy is now a leader in clean energy and a role model of how schools can help change the way this world generates electricity by reducing fossil fuel dependence.

The Chabad Hebrew Academy recently flipped the switch to energize their solar power system. Locally-headquartered solar firm, Sullivan Solar Power, installed the 131,652-watt solar carport at the Jewish day school’s 27-acre campus in Scripps Ranch. Friday’s ribbon-cutting event was a celebration of Chabad Hebrew Academy declaring energy independence, and it began with the Academy’s kindergartner class singing, “stay on the sunny side, always on the sunny side, stay on the sunny side of life.”

Students, teachers and parents from the Academy’s kindergarten through eighth grades attended the event. Rabbi Josef was the emcee, and speakers included County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Sullivan Solar Power’s David Savarese and San Diego Police Captain Sandy Albrektsen.

“Years from now, people will look back and think, this was one of the wisest decisions we could have made, putting solar in here,” said San Diego County Supervisor and Chairman Pro Tem Dave Roberts, “When you come back and visit the Academy and look at the solar panels, you will say, ‘I was there on that special day, I was there when we took the energy of the sun to make energy for our academy.’”

Two young students held the over-sized scissors to cut the red ribbon at the event while students, parents and teachers cheered.

“Every part of the solar project is an educator’s dream. From students being involved in soils testing to student awareness of their own consumption habits and the cause and effect of their energy use with a live energy usage display as they come onto campus,” Liz Earne, Principal of the Chabad Hebrew Academy.

The Chabad Hebrew Academy’s finance committee did thorough research before selecting Sullivan Solar Power for the solar power system. To fund the renewable energy project, the Chabad community gathered together in a quick matching campaign within about 24 hours.

“The Chabad Hebrew Academy is investing in a brighter future for their students and our community,” said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power, “The Academy is now a leader in clean energy and a role model of how schools can help change the way this world generates electricity by reducing fossil fuel dependence.”

The solar power system consists of 446 Sunpower 327-watt solar panels and six SMA America Sunny Boy inverters.

“The Sullivan team has shown themselves to be at the highest levels of professionalism, care and sensitivity to our needs,” said Wendy Leberman, Director of Admissions at the Chabad Hebrew Academy, “They installed the solar project ahead of schedule and are a true pleasure to work with.”

For more information about the Chabad Hebrew Academy, visit http://www.chasd.org. For additional information about solar power or net metering, visit http://www.SullivanSolarPower.com.

About Chabad Hebrew Academy
The mission at Chabad Hebrew Academy is to provide a dynamic, student-centered program of academic rigor amid cross curricular instruction that challenges students to maximize their intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual potential. We aim to instill a strong sense of identity and a commitment to meaningful and balanced living, guided by Jewish ethics and values.

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 more than 39,005,088 watts of solar power ranging from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial and municipal systems. Sullivan Solar Power was founded by Daniel Sullivan in 2004. 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 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.

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