A HUGE Thank You to all our supporters, sponsors, and volunteers for the great turnout at Solarthon 2014! Thanks to you, 4 families received solar power at no cost on Saturday, October 4th in Atascadero, CA. Working with Peoples’ Self Help Housing, 4 deserving families were selected and we went to work!Altogether, we received over $15,500 in sponsorships, donations, and in-kind donations and engaged 14 employee sponsor volunteers, 19 job trainees, and numerous community members in a remarkable day of hard work, good times, and solar power!The Mayor of Atascadero, Tom O’Malley, even designated October 4th, 2014 as GRID Alternatives Central Coast day and delivered a proclamation during our lunch program in commemoration of our 500th solar installation on the Central Coast!
Special thanks to our sponsors: Wells Fargo, PG&E, and Rabobank for making this special day possible! Additional thanks to the San Luis Obispo Community Foundation for supporting our Workforce Development initiatives with a $3,000 grant! We would also like to thank the Atascadero Kiwanis Club for purchasing lunch for all participants. Solarthon 2014 was a HUGE success and we are so grateful for all the support! Please see KSBY news coverage of our day here. http://www.gridalternatives.org/regions/centralcoast/learn/press.
Impacts of Solarthon 2014:
- 4 solar electric systems for very grateful low-income families
- 11kW of clean, renewable energy
- $70,650 in total savings for families over the systems’ lifetimes
- 288 tons of greenhouse gas emissions prevented over the systems’ lifetimes, equivalent to planting 6,768 trees