HelioPower joins SunRun Solar Industry Rally to Support “No on Prop 23” 0

HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with over 1600 solar and cleanenergy 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 tosupport the “No on Prop 23” campaign.  If passed, Proposition 23 willthreaten the environment and California green job creation.   The rallywas a guerrilla demonstration, emphasizing the need for continuedindustry collaboration to reduce our dependence on fossils fuels.  Aspart of the effort SunRun donated $100,000 to the Sierra Club California No on Prop 23 Committee, and HelioPower and SunRun will host voluntaryphone 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 theirbooths in black netting, posted “No on Prop 23 signs,” dressed inblack, and passed out fact sheets, stickers and ribbons about Prop 23 to educate consumers.  The black theme symbolizes the environmentaldestruction Prop 23 would cause, and the Proposition’s threat to thegrowth of California’s clean economy.  SunRun brought extra blacknetting, flags and educational materials to encourage more companies tojoin 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 asbusiness and non-profit, and our demonstration at SPI was designed tobring those elements together,” said Lynn Jurich, president of SunRunand a recent appointee to the Sierra Club Foundation Board ofDirectors.  “Prop 23 is another example of how the industry needs tocontinue 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 cleanenergy economy here in California,” said Sierra Club Executive DirectorMichael Brune.  “The Sierra Club is committed to defeating Proposition23 so that this economic growth, and the job creation that comes withit, remains in the golden state.”

“It is incredibly important that voters in California hear about thedamage Proposition 23 will do to clean energy job creation in California and there isn’t a better spokesperson to deliver that message than acompany 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:

Voting takes place on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

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