San Diego Homeowner Receives Free Solar Installation through Donated Panels from Sullivan Solar Power

Non-Profit GRID Alternatives uses donated panels to complete 500th Installation in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 25, 2014) – Nonprofit organization GRID Alternatives San Diego completed their 500th solar panel installation for low-income families Wednesday, using free solar panels donated by local renewable energy leader Sullivan Solar Power. The solar panels, resulted in a fully subsidized solar installation for southeast San Diego resident Carolyn Buchanan, who recently retired.

"With prices of gas and food going up, I'm not going to have extra money but it is going to make things easier," said Buchanan, a retired postal worker.

Buchanan's electric bill was averaging $120 in most months. With the newly installed solar project, she is expected to save $802 each year on electricity costs. The project was installed by volunteers at GRID Alternatives San Diego, who has been actively assisting low-income families in the region go solar over the past five years. The installation was comprised of six locally-manufactured panels through a partnership the organization has established with Sullivan Solar Power in May 2013.

"Like other nonprofits, we rely on donations to do our work," said Paul Cleary, Regional Director of GRID Alternatives San Diego, "We are grateful to have the support of Sullivan Solar Power, who donated the panels for Ms. Buchanan's home through our partnership."

For each property owner that goes solar with Sullivan Solar Power, the company donates one solar panel to GRID Alternatives. It is expected that 90 families will receive free solar installations as a result of the partnership.

"It is crucial that solar technology is available to the masses, and we established this partnership with GRID Alternatives to do our part in giving back to the local communities that we serve," said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power, "This is the only partnership of its type in California and we are happy to work with GRID Alternatives in moving our region toward energy independence."

About Sullivan Solar Power

Sullivan Solar Power is a turnkey solar system provider that delivers solar electric projects from concept to completion. The company has installed over 18,000,000 watts of solar power ranging from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial and municipal systems. Sullivan Solar Power is headquartered in San Diego, CA and owned and operated by Dan Sullivan. Sullivan Solar Power has a longstanding A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau, with no complaints filed since the business began. The firm has been named one of the fastest growing energy companies in the nation by Inc. Magazine for three consecutive years and services all of Southern California. Regardless of project size and scope, Sullivan is committed to delivering the best products and the most qualified professionals to its customers. Visit for more information.

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