Friends! It's our favorite time of year. The days get longer, the nights get warmer, and we throw our annual Equinox party. Please consider yourself cordially invited to join in the fun. This year the good times will be had at San Francisco's Historic Old Mint, which heralds back to the city's earliest days - mighty fitting for a celebration of solar’s pioneering spirit. It's all happening March 20th: VIP reception begins at 6 pm and the general party goes from 7-11 pm.

Governor Jerry Brown of California

California Governor Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and former Commissioner Mark Ferron will all be joining for the VIP Reception and Solar Champion award ceremony (6-7 pm).  Tickets for this early reception are limited, so we recommend that you buy early and buy often if you are hoping to join.

The funds raised at Equinox directly support Vote Solar’s work. We have 13 staff, working every day (and too many nights), on one goal: advancing policies and programs that make solar more accessible and more affordable for more Americans. If you're wondering what exactly that entails, you should give our 2013 annual report a read.

Both the opportunities and challenges ahead loom large. In order tackle them head on, we have a plan to double in size over the next 3 years. Equinox is a great way to support Vote Solar's growth, advance the solar cause, and have a grand old time in the process.

We'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our 2014 Equinox sponsors for their support: Sunrun, Recurrent Energy, Renewable Funding, SolarCity, SunEdison, Sungevity, Wells Fargo, Borrego Solar, CalCEF, Clean Power Finance, EDF Renewable Energy, 11th Hour Project, Greentech Media, RGS Energy, Rabobank, SunPower, DBL Investors, Radian Generation, and Mitsubishi Electric.

It’s no small task repowering our nation with sunshine, and we can't do it without you. Get involved by joining us at Equinox! If you can't make it to San Francisco, you can make a donation online, or sign up for our action alerts, or like us on facebook or follow us on twitter. But most importantly: speak up for solar! Let your policymakers know that you support solar progress.