New Residential Solar Program with Sierra Club Supports the Non-Profit’s Work to Advance Climate Solutions. All While Enabling Members to Live More Sustainably. As well as Potentially Reduce Electricity Costs with Solar
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2019/PRNewswire/ — Grassroots environmental organization Sierra Club, one of the most enduring and influential in the United States, is providing an opportunity for its more than 3.5 million members and supporters to go solar with SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR). As part of the new program, participating Sierra Club members or supporters who purchase or lease a SunPower® home solar system can receive a $1,000 mail-in rebate and SunPower will give Sierra Club $1,000 to support the organization’s mission.
Over the last four years the Sierra Club has helped over 100 towns and cities across the country. Helped them commit to achieving 100 percent clean energy. These are more importantly from communities like Abita Springs, La. or Georgetown, Texas. Then to metropolises like Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, and St. Petersburg. Furthermore, the states of California, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia.
So this new alliance between SunPower and the Sierra Club will help further the Sierra Club’s overall efforts. Efforts to advance climate solutions and move the U.S. toward 100 percent renewable energy.
One of the reasons that the Sierra Club selected SunPower for this program was the solar industry leader’s deep commitment. Commitment therefore to sustainable and responsible solar panel manufacturing.
For several years running, SunPower solar panels have ranked No. 1 in the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s sustainability scorecard. Its direct current E-Series and X-Series solar panels were the first in the world to make Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver designation, demonstrating the product’s quality based on rankings in five categories: material health, material utilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship, and social fairness. These are areas of importance to Sierra Club and its supporters. These same solar panels made in a SunPower facility that has qualified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® Gold) based on the environmental attributes of the building’s construction, maintenance and operations. The same manufacturing facility has also received Landfill-Free Verification. Verification by NSF for achieving less than 1 percent of waste to landfill.
Sierra Club members interested in the program will work with SunPower and its dealer network. Work to decide if solar is a good fit for their home. As well as explore a variety of financing options. Options available always. These which include cash purchase, loan or lease.
Finally and for more information about this program. In addition Sierra Club’s work to advance clean energy and healthier communities, visit this special webpage.
Source: Sierra Club www.sierraclub.org and SunPower