Friday, September 9, 2011

Irvine Rotary Club Meeting Notes-Wed., Sept. 7, 2011


Citywide Solar Program Supports the Creation of a Strong Solar Community

Business owner Daniel Sullivan has a vision of creating a strong solar community out of Irvine by offering incentives to all residential, commercial and municipal properties with a Irvine solar program. The innovative program allows residents to go solar for little to no upfront cost and receive substantial cash-back awards for their involvement.

Sullivan Solar Power, who has an office in Irvine, today launched the comprehensive solar advocacy program to inspire residents to declare energy independence and make a longstanding impact on the community. Participants will receive cash-back incentives in addition to the already substantial State rebate and Federal tax credit through November 18, 2011.

“In just one hour, the sun casts enough energy upon the Earth’s surface to provide the entire world with power for one year, yet less than 1% of our electricity is generated from solar,” said Sullivan. “We need to harness this resource for the benefit of our future generations and this is our company’s way of contributing to our children’s children.”

The community solar program includes all residential and commercial Irvine properties and the early adopters will receive the largest incentives. The program also incentivizes residents to encourage their neighbors, groups and friends to go solar. Homeowners that participate in the program will be able to go solar for less than their current electric bill while strengthening the local and national economy, according to the company’s director of community relations, Erica Johnson.

“We designed Irvine’s Solar Program in a manner that will create a critical mass and encourage as many residents as possible to go solar, and hopefully, lead a solar energy revolution where we shift our dependence on fossil fuels to renewable resources,” said Sullivan.

There will be an educational solar luncheon for property owners on Saturday, October 15th at 11am at the Irvine City Hall (1 Civic Center Plaza). The presentation will inform residents about solar technology, rebates and incentives and the Irvine Solar Program.

- Be a part of America’s Energy Solution
- Receive incentives two times the State rebate
- Help your planet, help your neighbor, help your community, help yourself

Participate in the Irvine Solar Program
Launched August 15 2011, this Program has been created to encourage the creation of a strong solar community within the City of Irvine. Participants are able to go solar for as little as $0 upfront with a monthly payment equal to or less than current electric bill rates. In order to create a critical mass, businesses and homeowners who partake will receive substantial cash-back incentives in addition to the State rebate and Federal Tax Credit.

The Irvine Solar Program is exclusive to residential and commercial projects within the City of Irvine. The program will expire on November 18, 2011. The Irvine Solar Program is designed to encourage as many residents as possible to go solar. Those who sign up first will receive the greatest community incentives. There are three incentive phases and a bonus:

 The first 50,000 Watts (~10 Homes) = 7% Cash-Back Incentive
 The next 50,000 Watts (~10 homes) = 5% Cash-Back Incentive
 The next 100,000 Watts (~20 homes) = 3% Cash-Back Incentive

If residents commit to install 200,000 Watts or more, all participants will receive an additional 3% cash-back incentive bonus.

A series of educational solar community presentations are taking place to inform residents in Irvine about solar technology, rebates and incentives, and the Irvine Solar Program. Solar luncheons will be taking place on Saturday, August 27th and October 15th at 11am in the Irvine City Hall.

Additional information on the program can be found by calling 1-800-SULLIVAN or by visiting

About Sullivan Solar Power
Sullivan Solar Power is a turnkey solar design-build firm. The company has installed over 6,000,000 watts of solar power ranging from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial and municipal systems. Sullivan Solar Power services all of Southern California and has been ranked as one of the fastest growing energy companies in the nation by Inc. Magazine. Regardless of project size and scope, Sullivan is committed to delivering the best products and the most qualified professionals to its customers. Please visit for more information.