The Success Of The Coachella Valley Solar Program Provided Residents With Affordable Clean Energy Options

Launched March 1, 2013, Coachella Valley's Solar Program gave Coachella Valley property owners the opportunity to go solar for no upfront cost and receive substantial cash-back incentives for their involvement; early adopters received the highest incentives. The program, which was very popular throughout Coachella Valley, closed on May 31, 2013.

"Coachella Valley's Solar Program offered property owners the opportunity to get paid to go solar with our company," said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power, "My team's vision is to transition the area from foreign fossil fuels and dirty energy to clean, renewable and proven solar technology."

To date, 352,062 watts of clean, renewable energy has been committed to be installed throughout Coachella Valley, and 37 residents got paid to go solar through the program. Thank you Program Participants for helping Coachella Valley declare energy independence!

Client Testimonial:

Cathedral City resident, Jeff McGurk, was dealing with high temperatures and high energy bills during the summer months before deciding to participate in Coachella Valley's Solar Program.  "I thought going solar would be too expensive to install and that it would take years to offset the cost. But I had an opportunity to speak with Sullivan Solar Power, visit their website, and found that I could go solar for no money down, start saving money from the get go and even get a nice rebate. Who wouldn't go solar knowing that? Especially in the desert!" said McGurk.

Before turning to solar with Sullivan Solar Power, McGurk's electric bill was around $300 each month and was as great as $650 throughout the summer months. With the installation of his new solar power system, McGurk is paying as little as $211 per month- roughly 30% below his former electric bill. As well as the monthly savings, the 8,600W solar power system is likely to eradicate 390,605.95 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere throughout the lifespan of the system.


(April 2, 2013) The Coachella Valley Business Weekly recorded a radio podcast featuring David Savarese, Project Developer at Sullivan Solar Power who played a critical role in assisting many Coachella Valley residents go solar through the Program. In the radio podcast, Savarese discusses all the details of Coachella Valley's Solar Program. The segment begins about 8 minutes and 15 seconds into the program.

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    - C Paulsen
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    - C Young
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    - J Sanders
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    - C Minegar
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    - K Allin
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    - M Rupe
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    - J Coppola
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    - V Lauderdale
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    - D Brown
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    - L Eddingfield
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    - S Dabiri
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    - G Smith
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