Thanks for another great year!

Many thanks to the 100+ partners, supporters, Solar Champions, job trainees and corporate volunteers that made the 2016 Bay Area Solarthon a success! Together, we installed solar on 9 homes at Habitat for Humanity's new Mt. Burdell development in Novato, CA - all in 1 day! 

Click here to see our "Best Of" photos from the day.

What is Solarthon?

Solarthon is a solar installation block party and fundraiser, where volunteers come together to install solar for a community that needs it most. Solarthon brings together people from all walks of life - individual fundraisers, corporate sponsors, job trainees, community leaders and the homeowners themselves - to install solar electric systems for multiple low-income families in a single neighborhood.

Fun for Everyone

Participants get hands-on experience installing solar for local families, network with other solar enthusiasts and solar installation companies, and have fun while making a difference in their community. For corporate sponsors, the event is an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to environmental and community sustainability. 

The Benefits of Sponsorship

Sponsor a house for your employee volunteers or for a team of job trainees from one of our local partners. Sponsorship benefits can include prominent signage, logos on event marketing materials, speaking opportunities, media outreach and more - plus the benefits of participating in a fun and meaningful community event! 

Stay tuned for 2017 date and location. For more information about sponsorship please contact Ashley Malyszka at amalyszka@gridalternatives.org or (510) 731-1193.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

 

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