Equinox and other awesome Vote Solar updates

It’s our birthday.  Vote Solar is turning 10. That’s right–ten years of hard work, big wins, small victories, heartbreaks, come-backs, and interminable regulatory proceedings, all in the name of U.S. solar power policy progress. And we’re celebrating that decade of solar advocacy with our biggest Equinox party yet.

Equinox – Vote Solar’s Annual Celebration & Fundraiser
Where: The Fillmore, San Francisco’s historic music venue
When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 6:30-11 PM

In keeping with tradition, we’ll have solar champions awards, live music, food, drink and…surprises. We haven’t let you down yet, and we are not about to start. This year we’ll also be welcoming special guest Hon. Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan and a tremendous advocate for our clean energy economy. Buy your ticket here.

Equinox is more than just a great party. Proceeds directly support our efforts to help America go solar.  We now have 10 people working full-time on developing solar markets around the country. Here’s our 2012 workplan.  We’ve added some spectacular new staff: Annie Carmichael came back to us, and she’s joined by Rick Gilliam in our new Boulder office; and Hannah Masterjohn, formerly with DOE’s Solar Cities program, has joined the team too. She’s in New York, working with Peter on East Coast campaigns and community solar.

Finally, a *huge* thank you to our Equinox 2012 sponsors for their support: Recurrent Energy, Borrego Solar, BrightSource Energy, CalCEF, Dow Solar, enXco, First Solar, Keyes & Fox, Perkins Coie, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Q-Cells, SolarCity, SolarFrontier, Solaria, SolarReserve, SPG Solar, SunEdison, SunPower, Suntech, and Winston & Strawn. If you are not on that list but want to be, it’s not too late. Just email rosalind@votesolar.org for sponsorship details.

It’s been a long, wonderful trip, and we look forward to celebrating with you!