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Fourth annual Energy Independence Day comes to San Diego

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June 29 will mark the fourth annual Energy Independence Celebration, bringing together the San Diego community for a day of education, activities and delicious organic faire. In 2014, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors formally recognized local solar firm Sullivan Solar Power for leading the solar energy revolution and proclaimed June 30th as "Sullivan Solar Power Day" in San Diego. Since then, the company has brought together local organizations, nonprofits and businesses to celebrate moving the San Diego region towards 100 percent clean energy and achieving energy independence.

“Our region is finally moving decisively toward 100% clean energy” stated Sophie Wolfram, Director of Programs for local nonprofit Climate Action Campaign, who will be leading the Community Choice cleantech talk during the event. “We are excited to come together with the community to discuss the opportunities that our clean energy future with Community Choice will bring."

To commemorate Sullivan Solar Power Day, the annual Energy Independence Celebration will take place at Brian Malarkey's Farmer and the Seahorse restaurant in the Torrey Pines area, San Diego. The event is free to the public, and guests will enjoy complimentary sustainably-sourced food, local craft beer and wine, a silent auction with proceeds benefiting local nonprofit Climate Action Campaign, and the opportunity to mingle with dozens of cleantech businesses and nonprofit groups. Silent auction prizes include a one-night stay at the Pendry in San Diego, paddleboard vouchers, golf for two at Sycuan and much more. Attendees will also get the chance to learn about emerging battery technologies, Community Choice Energy, and a special “state of solar” update during three special panel sessions.

“We have a reason to celebrate,” said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power. “Since our company was founded 15 years ago, we worked hard to see our city move towards a 100 percent clean energy future, and we want to share that achievement with all of our fellow San Diegans on June 29.” The City of San Diego has committed to 100 percent clean energy by 2035, and is also preparing to launch their own Community Choice Energy program, offering cheaper and more sustainable energy options to residents.

To attend this free celebration, registration can be found at www.energyindependenceday.org. The event will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 and is open to the public, but space is limited. Parking will be available on-site.

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