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Be A Solar Champion & Earn $$$’s June 20, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Nature, People, Sustainable Living.

IMGP1097bDo you have friends, family, or social media clout in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, MA, MD, NY, or NJ?

Want to raise awareness about renewable energy, inspire others to be a part of the solar revolution, AND make some extra cash?

(Hint:  The correct answer is “YES!!!”)

If you persuade friends, family, or network acquaintances living in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, or New Jersey to go solar, your friends will get $500 off the cost of their solar system and you’ll receive $500 for each referral.

Sungevity will also donate $250 to Green America to support clean energy.


Here’s how it works:

Sign up at Sungevity.  Then send information to family and friends in the states where Sungevity solar leasing is available:

AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, MA, MD, NY, or NJ.

• Every person that you help go solar will receive a $500 discount off the lease of their system, and you’ll receive a $500 referral fee.  Plus Sungevity will donate $250 to Green America.

That’s a triple win!  For more information, visit Sungevity.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. kateshrewsday - June 20, 2013

We have ancient solar panels and they still cook up an excellent tank of hot water for us every day. An excellent investment.
Course, you need sun.

nrhatch - June 20, 2013

My brother lives in Colorado where it is sunny about 300 days of the year. He loves his solar energy system . . . especially watching the electric meter spin BACKWARDS!

kateshrewsday - June 20, 2013

*Sighs wistfully*

nrhatch - June 20, 2013

Every place has its perks . . . and its trade-offs, eh? If you come over here, you’d miss all the lovely medieval castles, ruins, and ghosts over there.

2. two engaging goldens - June 20, 2013

About 3 weeks ago I received an invitation via email to have a quote for solar panels from Sungevity Australia, who were being promoted by a group I follow called Getup! I have applied for a quote but they have been slow getting back to me. Here in Australia we will only get $125 Aust if we refer someone else. The American terms are much more generous it seems. We are like a growing number of Aussies who want to be totally solar but the cost is prohibitive. Unfortunately the Australian Govt. is very slow in promoting solar (astounding considering how much sun we get) and seems much happier to just let coal seam gas rule 😦 Over our dead bodies!!

nrhatch - June 20, 2013

Same here . . . the government is in the pocket of the coal, oil, and gas companies. We are not doing near enough to promote solar, wind, and geothermal energy.

Hope you get your quote soon. My brother has whole house solar and loves it.

3. Three Well Beings - June 20, 2013

I saw the first new condominiums being built very near my workplace advertised as totally “green” units. I don’t know if there are technologies beyond solar panels, but they are selling before they are even completed. It’s quite exciting to see how much is changing and everywhere we go there seem to be new implementation policies in line with energy conservation. It’s still quite expensive to retrofit some of our much older homes to accommodate the panels, but as homes are being remodeled, there are more and more people making the accommodations. I remember years ago thinking the panels were unattractive, and now I think they’re just beautiful! 🙂

nrhatch - June 20, 2013

I agree. I think they’re beautiful to behold. Some roofs are aligned just right ~ so that leasing the panels becomes an affordable option.

I also get excited when builders build “green” units that are snapped up quickly. Here’s to the FUTURE . . . with clean, green, energy! :mrgreen:

4. jannatwrites - June 21, 2013

I’m surprised FL isn’t on the list. (Isn’t it the Sunshine State? grin:)

We checked out solar panels several years ago when we lived in the Phoenix area. The system was about 25K. It didn’t happen. We’re in a little bit cooler country now (but still sunny). My husband talked to someone here about it and the options are a little more attractive. We’re going to watch our energy bills for a year or so before deciding. (We haven’t had to turn our air conditioning on yet!)

nrhatch - June 21, 2013

I’m surprised too . . . and I’m waiting for Sungevity to make it to our state because I’d rather lease the panels than buy them at this point in time.

Of course, if I win the lottery, I might not wait. 😎

Checking your energy bills makes great sense. We cut our from an average of $250 a month in MD to $95 a month here . . . and we are using MUCH LESS GAS in our cars than when we commuted an hour a day to work. So we don’t feel like we are being “Energy Drains.”

5. Pix Under the Oaks - June 21, 2013

Very interestin’ Nancy! We see quite a few solar panels around here which sort of surprises me!!

nrhatch - June 21, 2013

It would be interesting to find out whether they’ve noticed a big change in their electric bills . . . despite the occasional clouds.

6. ericjbaker - June 21, 2013

Maybe my landlord can patch my leaky roof with a nice, big solar panel!

nrhatch - June 21, 2013

There’s an idea! 💡

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