HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with over 1600 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001, joined SunRun, the nation’s leading home solar company, in its rallying demonstration at Solar Power International (SPI) reaching hundreds of voters and raising thousands of dollars to support the “No on Prop 23” campaign. If passed, Proposition 23 will threaten the environment and California green job creation. The rally was a guerrilla demonstration, emphasizing the need for continued industry collaboration to reduce our dependence on fossils fuels. As part of the effort SunRun donated $100,000 to the Sierra Club California No on Prop 23 Committee, and HelioPower and SunRun will host voluntary phone banking events.
When the SPI exhibit hall opened to the public last night at 5:30 pm, SunRun and its team of participating companies draped their
booths in black netting, posted “No on Prop 23 signs,” dressed in black, and passed out fact sheets, stickers and ribbons about Prop 23 to educate consumers. The black theme symbolizes the environmental destruction Prop 23 would cause, and the Proposition’s threat to the growth of California’s clean economy. SunRun brought extra black netting, flags and educational materials to encourage more companies to join the cause on the spot. The Sierra Club also joined the cause, providing No on Prop 23 fact sheets, on-site support and strategic guidance.
“Defeating this proposition requires financial contributions, grassroots efforts, and collaboration across industry sectors such as business and non-profit, and our demonstration at SPI was designed to bring those elements together,” said Lynn Jurich, president of SunRun and a recent appointee to the Sierra Club Foundation Board of Directors. “Prop 23 is another example of how the industry needs to continue to collaborate to build a stable solar infrastructure, and this campaign is a critical starting point.”
“Companies like SunRun are leading in the development of a clean energy economy here in California,” said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune. “The Sierra Club is committed to defeating Proposition 23 so that this economic growth, and the job creation that comes with it, remains in the golden state.”
“It is incredibly important that voters in California hear about the damage Proposition 23 will do to clean energy job creation in California and there isn’t a better spokesperson to deliver that message than a company like SunRun,” Brune continued.
SunRun offers additional information on Prop 23 on the company Web site here: www.sunrunhome.com/no23. To help stop Prop 23, anyone can:
- Register to vote NO on Prop. 23 (the last day to register to vote is Monday, October 18)
- Join the official campaign, Stop the Dirty Energy Proposition
- Spread the word: Tell a friend or neighbor and write a Letter to the Editor
- Connect with the cause on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
Voting takes place on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.