Sullivan Solar Power, the California-based company that’s already installed $8 million watts of solar power systems throughout the southern part of the state, recently announced a new initiative: the San Diego Solar Program. Centered in the city recently named #1 in the state for solar rooftops, the countywide program will make it possible for eligible residents to install solar panels at no upfront cost, plus give them a significant cash incentive—one that’s even greater than incentives currently offered by the state.
“San Diego’s Solar Program is designed in a manner that financially encourages the entire community to go solar,” said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power. “The goal is to shift San Diego’s dependence from nuclear power and imported fossil fuels to renewable resources and show the rest of the nation that it can be done.”
Modeled after the state’s program, the San Diego Solar Program will give the greatest incentives to the most early adopters: those who get in on the first phase will get $2,500, but that amount will reduce as more and more sign-ups come in, up until the closing time of 5 p.m. on December 31, 2012. A total of 500 residences can benefit from the solar program.
“With the financing options that we have available today, homeowners can go solar for $0 out-of-pocket, save money every month and then with the San Diego Solar Program, we are going to send them a check,” Sullivan said. “We are paying people to go solar with this program. How is that for an economic stimulus plan?”
San Diego homeowners can learn more about the program at a luncheon scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park (1439 El Prado). There is also additional info available at SanDiegoSolarProgram.org or by calling 1-800-SULLIVAN.