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SunWork is bringing its innovative nonprofit solar model to the greater San Luis Obispo (SLO) and northern Santa Barbara County areas. In September, Project Lead Bryan Noel completed three installations in the SLO area with the assistance of newly trained local volunteers.

Bryan’s first installation in the area was a 2 kW system on the home of Deborah Marcus in the city of SLO.  Deborah commented "As a nonprofit, SunWork provides solar at a significantly lower cost because they rely on thoroughly trained and committed volunteers to assist the SunWork staff with installations.  We volunteered on our installation and in one long and enjoyable day we installed the system and got it running. I was very impressed by the professionalism, competence, and dedication of the SunWork staff.”

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon attended the installation in support of the new clean energy service.  “SunWork addresses an unmet need in the community.  Their nonprofit model helps people save money on their electric bills and they provide an opportunity to learn valuable skills.  At the same time, the planet wins by reducing carbon emissions and helping San Luis Obispo reach our climate action goals.”  Council Member, Arron Gomez, also attended the event.

Central Coast Voices program on KCBX Public Radio interviewed SunWork Board member Tom Kabat along with a SunWork customer and volunteer on the Thursday, March 8 program.  Listen to the program here.

 Celebrating first installation in San Luis Obispo

Mayor Heidi Harmon and Council Member Aaron Gomez, both kneeling, joined the SunWork volunteers, homeowner Deborah Marcus, and others to celebrate the first solar installation by SunWork in the San Luis Obispo area.

In December 2017, more installations took place including an installation for Mayor Heidi Harmon.  By March of 2018, Bryan will complete his projects in the SF Bay Area, allowing SunWork to bring lower-cost solar to the Central Coast going forward.

Check out our volunteer training sessions and Going Solar workshops including those coming up on April 21 and May 5 in San Luis Obispo.