07/27/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/27/2021 19:38
SunPower's mission to change how our world is powered is one that the Sierra Club has worked on for decades. The organization has spent well over a century influencing positive environmental change and 3.8 million members and supporters have joined to lend a helping hand. Sierra Club focuses on issues that shape the world around us and advocates for a healthier planet, including on the very important topic of energy. It's one that's near and dear to us here at SunPower and was a natural catalyst for our partnership.
The Sierra Club is working to advance climate solutions, fight for clean air and water, and keep our wild places wild. From their Ready for 100 campaign to the Beyond Coal initiative, the Sierra Club has been building the strength of its members and partnerships to fuel clean energy efforts and move beyond coal and gas. The average coal power plant is 840 MW, which can supply over 400,000 homes per year. Out of a total of 351,434 MW of coal-produced energy, 184,554 MW have already been retired and the Sierra Club is campaigning to replace 166,880 MW more with alternative energy solutions. By providing educational resources, organizing petitions, and encouraging thought-provoking conversations, the Sierra Club is challenging North American locations and businesses to make the transition to renewable energy that fights climate change, creates job opportunities, and fosters healthier conditions for the next generation. The Sierra Club also has a program for that next generation. Through Climate Parents, families are mobilizing for 100% clean energy and climate solutions.
100% clean energy advocates in Moab, Utah. Photo from Lindsay Beebe.
At SunPower, we're working to change the way our world is powered through our high-efficiency solar + storage solutions. For starters, SunPower solar panels feature uniquely designed solar cells that are unobstructed by metallic gridlines, enabling the surface to absorb more sunlight. It's this design that gives SunPower the most efficient panels on the market.1 And when home and business owners are able to produce more clean energy in less space, it helps reduce the overall effects of fossil-fuel-generated electricity.
As part of our shared vision of a 100% clean energy future, SunPower is helping Sierra Club members go solar with a $1,000 VISA reward card rebate2. Even better, SunPower donates $1,000 to support the Sierra Club each time a member chooses SunPower for their home solar needs. Since 2019, more than 900 members have taken advantage of this solar discount and chosen a SunPower solar system. By generating clean energy from the sun, these Sierra Club members are helping reduce carbon emissions at the equivalent of driving over 14 million miles each year3.
Photo courtesy of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter.
Interested in becoming a Sierra Club member or learning more about the Sierra Club discount from SunPower? Visit sierraclub.org.
Disclaimer: The Sierra Club partners with companies that we believe have the ability to advance the Sierra Club's mission and environmental goals. Sierra Club members and supporters are encouraged to complete their own due diligence and research if they have questions about whether these purchases are appropriate for their own needs and lifestyles. The Sierra Club makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and assumes no legal liability for products or services sold by its partners.
1 Based on a survey of datasheet values from websites of top 20 manufacturers per IHS, as of Jan 2020.
2 Rebate Terms: Before rebate costs will vary, depending on system specifications. Check with your SunPower installation contractor to confirm participation with this offer. Rebate cannot be combined with any other SunPower offer. This offer is only available to customers who purchase a new, complete SunPower system, excluding customers who purchase a new home with existing solar installed. Rebate may not be applied to quotes on existing proposals or past purchases. Rebate may not be applied to quotes on existing SunPower proposals or past purchases. The Solar Rebate Form at sunpowerrebate.com must be completed and submitted within 90 days of installation date. Rebate Forms submitted without proper documentation and signatures will be subject to delays and/or cancellation. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Please allow 3 to 7 weeks for processing. Other terms and conditions apply. Void where prohibited. Reward Card: SunPower Visa Reward Card issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Reward Card expires six months from the date of issuance. Reward Card is subject to The Bancorp Bank's terms, restrictions, and conditions, available at: https://www.thebancorp.com/support/fisgift/terms/ . The Reward Card is not redeemable for cash. This promotion is not sponsored by or endorsed by The Bancorp Bank or Visa.
3 Calculated on EPA.gov Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculator.