Category Archives: Sungevity
Sungevity is proving that going solar is easy, a good investment, and a viable way to reduce carbon emissions.Sungevity specializes in installing home solar electric systems. Wecurrently install solar throughout the Bay Area, and with over 150sales last year, Sungevity was the leading installer in San Franciscoin 2008. Articles l Homepage
Los Angeles is known for its great year round weather – sunny and 73! Taking advantage of its ideal solar climate, LA will soon be known for being a real leader of the booming solar economy. On Feb. 1, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – made famous in the movie Chinatown but probably a bit more mundane of [...]
ASU is breaking ground as the most solar university in the United States, covering just about everything the brutal desert sun hits with electricity-harvesting silicon cells. And we mean everything — buildings, parking lots, classrooms — even students’ faces! All right, maybe not quite that far. Artist’s impression of what Face Solar would look [...]
As we all start ramping up for the Patriots Giants Super Bowl in a few weeks I thought it would be a good time to look at a slightly different defensive play. A play designed to block the offensive line of fossil fuels. A play called, “Let’s install as much solar as we can at [...]
As a white knuckle flier, it has always mystified me why people would want to fly around the world. It seems like a lot of time up in the air in a confined space where a lot could go wrong and bathroom breaks are anything but luxurious. Clearly there are people who disagree; and they’ve [...]
Big news today: we announced our international expansion. And what better country to expand into than one known for gouda cheese, chocolate sprinkles on bread (hagelslag), tulips, windmills, and wooden shoes? That’s right Holland, I’m talking about you. Welcome to the Sungevity family, Zonline! Zonline, which roughly translates to “sunshine online,” is a Dutch solar [...]
We faced roving packs of kids in need of a refreshing and tasty treat. And now, much like the Muppets and so many others before us, we’re taking on MANHATTAN! This summer Sungevity is celebrating our launch in DE, MA, MD, NJ,and NY by rolling out a Rooftop Revolution. In our solar-poweredbiodiesel ice pop truck [...]
So how does solar stack up against coal? If you ignore theexternalities then coal power is cheap, but not for long as a couple ofthings happen: We’re going to start running out of the easy stuff to get We’re going to internalize some of the true costs of coal power. I won’t go into detail [...]
You probably know about Mark from movies like Shutter Island and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but Mark isn’t just an actor. Mark is a man on a mission; that mission is to get the word out about hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing (also called fracking and hydrofracking) is aprocess used to retrieve hard-to-reach [...]
Many of our customers get this question from their environmentallyconscientious friends: How much energy does it take to manufacture solar panels compared to how much energy they produce? Good question! The Institute of Science in Society has an answer: The Institute’slife cycle analysis shows that the energy payback for polycrystallinepanels (which is what Sungevity uses) [...]
Sungevity and Sierra Club launched the Sierra Club Solar HomeCampaign today, and we couldn’t be more exciting about our partnershipwith this venerable grassroots environmental organization. Read ourjoint press release below: Sungevity and Sierra Club Join Forces to Accelerate Rooftop Solar in Northern California OAKLAND, Calif.—Today, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Bruneand Sungevity Founder Danny Kennedy [...]
Cal StateFullerton is installing 5,000 solar panels and saving $8 million ontheir electricity bills. The system will have a combined rating greaterthan 1MW of power, and will be installed at 4 sites around campus.Additionally, the system will remove a total of 16,000 tons of CO2emissions for the campus over the 25-year life of the panels. [...]
April was an exciting month for us at Sungevity. By adding 5 new states toour coverage area, Sungevity was able to significantly expand thepopulation which we’re able to offer easy, affordable and clean solarpower. But we’re not going to stop there. We have 42 states to go! As you read this, we’re already beginning to [...]
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