If you’re any kind of solar pro, you might want to attend Vote Solar’s annual Equinox Party just because California’s Governor Jerry Brown will be there or just because it’s always a blast with tasty food and drink, and 900 or so true-blue solar people. Those are spectacular reasons, for sure, but there’s an even bigger reason:
Attend Equinox because it’s the one place where we can personally thank the entire Vote Solar team for all they did to help the solar industry in 2013. Seriously. They really deserve face-time thanks, or if you can’t make it, at least send a card… with a check in it.
Why is their work so valuable? Think about it: Instead of each of us individually bugging regulators and legislators to protect solar and craft fair solar laws, Vote Solar does it for us, all year, and across the U.S. They’ve been tireless for us.
In fact, I was just reading Vote Solar’s 2013 annual report, and wow, did they have some big solar advocacy wins last year. Here’s the bullet point version:
In short, the Vote Solar team always has our backs, and the funds raised at Equinox directly support their work today. They have an even bigger agenda for 2014, but they can’t do it without our help.
So please join me in personally thanking The Vote Solar Initiative at Equinox and celebrating all of their past and future efforts. They’ll be honoring Governor Brown for championing solar this past legislative session, as well as Mark Ferron, who recently stepped down from the California Public Utility Commission with some powerful words in support of solar.
Below are names of the 13 people who do all of Vote Solar’s amazing solar advocacy work. (Most are in this party photo from Equinox 2013.) We wouldn’t be where we are today without them:
Thanks for reading, and as always, UnThink Solar.
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