|SolarCity Introduces SunRaising, a Solar Referral Program for Nonprofits
Nonprofits of all sizes can fundraise by encouraging members to use clean power
SAN MATEO, Calif., January 20, 2016 – SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) today announced SunRaising, a referral program that allows nonprofit organizations to raise funds by encouraging members to adopt solar.
More than 100 nonprofit organizations—including food banks, hospitals, booster clubs, community centers, schools and recreational groups—have already joined and made referrals under the SunRaising program. These referrals have led to solar energy system installations projected to offset approximately 60,000 metric tons of carbon compared to energy produced from fossil fuels. In addition, the program has helped more than 400 homeowners take the first steps towards going solar while helping to raise thousands of dollars.
“Solar is both viable and economical for most home and business owners in New York and can play a large role in protecting one of America's greatest rivers, the Hudson,” said Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper. “One of the greatest threats to the Hudson is an aging nuclear power plant so, not only does SolarCity lower New Yorker's energy bills, but when consumers opt for solar, it plays an integral part in replacing the power from this harmful plant and others like it."
Desert Sands Educational Foundation, a Southern California nonprofit focused on strengthening public education, also became a SunRaising partner earlier this year.
Interested nonprofit organizations can register to become SunRaising partners at www.solarcity.com/sunraising. Once enrolled, each organization will be assigned a local SolarCity energy consultant to help get them started.