We have a lot of people to thank for making Equinox 2015 one of our best yet.

First and foremost, thanks to all our friends and colleagues who attended. Yes, there is photo documentation: party pics here, and the always infamous photo booth here. Those pics really quack us up.

Group pic, Solar Equinox 2015

Big thanks to the many local luminary policymakers who attended, including San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, California Energy Commissioner David Hochschild, and Senator Mark Leno, co-author of the effort to expand California’s renewable standard to a mind-blowing 50%. Not only are they all tremendous clean energy leaders, but they also had the career-lengthening sense not to duck in the photo booth.

We’d also like to thank this year’s Solar Champions: Jacqui Patterson of the NAACP, Dr Ernest Moniz, and NRG/David Crane in the Utility category. Read our celebration of their accomplishments here. Thanks for your leadership, Champions.

Finally, a special thank you to our Equinox 2015 sponsors for their generous support: NRG Home Solar, Sungevity, Enphase Energy, Recurrent Energy, SolarCity, SunEdison, The Village, Wells Fargo, Borrego Solar, Clean Power Finance, Enact Systems, Keyes Fox & Wiedman LLP, NexTracker, Renewable Funding, Renovate America, SunPower, DBL Investors, Mosaic, Radian Generation and Sol Systems. You are all awesome—waddle we do without you?

Equinox is more than just a great party, or even a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride a 7-foot duck. Proceeds go directly towards Vote Solar’s continued dedication to making solar an affordable and accessible mainstream energy solution. We had a lot to celebrate this year—including 10x more solar in New York, developing Shared Solar programs to increase access, and fighting to defend fair solar rate design around the country. Here’s our 2014 Annual Report with more details. While solar energy falls free from the sky, solar policy doesn’t, so if you weren’t able to join us for the event in person, please consider making a contribution today.