Sullivan Solar Power Provides Energy Relief to Low-Income Families

| June 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Sullivan Solar Power, the top solar installer in SDG&E’s utility territory, and GRID Alternatives hosted a celebration with Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox to recognize the largest collective deployment of residential solar in the city’s history. As a result of its recent Chula Vista Solar Program, Sullivan Solar Power donated 29 locally manufactured solar panels to GRID Alternatives, the California Solar Initiative administrator of the SASH (Single Family Affordable Housing) rebate program, and three low-income families will receive solar power systems.

GRID Alternatives volunteers installed a 12-panel project at the Yescas-Beitia residence, which will save the seven-member family approximately $18,000 over the warranty lifetime of the system.

Elizabeth Yescas-Beitia and her family are joined by Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox; Councilmember Pamela Bensoussan; Daniel Sullivan, Founder and President, Sullivan Solar Power; and Paul Cleary, GRID Alternatives regional director.

Elizabeth Yescas-Beitia, an unemployed homeowner who lives with seven family members, was very excited about the solar installation and what it means for future monthly electrical bills. She’s hoping to see it drop from $90 to $20. She refers to the experience and gift as a “blessing.”

Yescas-Beitia, said she saw a TV commercial announcing the opportunity, and called immediately. This led to a scheduled meeting with GRID Alternatives and Sullivan Solar Power to “check out the property” to determine their availability. She said they were approved and within two months the job was completed, which included a two-day installation.

Also on hand for the special celebration was the owner of Sullivan Solar Power, Daniel Sullivan, founder and president, and Paul Cleary, GRID Alternatives regional director.

Sullivan is especially proud that his company offers “made in the U.S.” products that are quality manufactured and with a 20-25 year proven track record.

In addition to saving on electrical bills and increasing the property value of her home, Yescas- Beitia says she likes knowing that she’s also helping the environment.

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  1. avatar Pcleary says:

    Thank you, Sentinel, for covering this story. And a big thanks to Sullivan Solar Power for this generous donation. As a non-profit organization serving low-income families, we rely on the support of community-minded companies such as Sullivan to do what we do.

    Respectfully,
    Paul Cleary
    GRID Alternatives

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