SOURCE: Sungevity

October 15, 2008 13:53 ET

Media Advisory: Solar Industry Progress and Customer Rebates Slowed by Paperwork Binds

Contortionists Outside National Solar Industry Event Physically Demonstrate the Convoluted Application Process for Rebates and Permits Currently Tying the Industry in Knots

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) -


Who/Where:

Contortionists outside the 2008 Solar Power International Conference at the San Diego Convention Center are folding themselves in half to physically represent and draw attention to the profoundly convoluted application process for alternative energy solution rebates and permits.

What:

During a time when the environment and economy demand drastic decreases in energy consumption, solar contractors and vendors are calling for support to make solar simpler. Due to complicated and time-consuming paperwork, installing solar panels and filing customer rebate forms have become difficult and frustrating. On average, one solar job requires 70 pages of paperwork. The first step in an effort to expedite and simplify the rebate process is to reduce this paperwork burden on contractors and customers through electronic signatures and document filing.

How:

If you'd like to help simplify the solar installation and rebate process, please join Sungevity today in lobbying to make it easier to get people up and running with solar panels. Please add your electronic signature to a petition for grant and subsidy applications by texting the keyword "esignature" and your full name, state and email address to 55333 on your mobile phone, or login and sign the petition at esignatures.sungevity.com.

When:

October 15, 2008 - October 30, 2008

Contact Information

  • If you would like to speak with a solar industry representative involved
    with the electronic signature initiative, please contact:

    Andrea Doeringer or Dawn Sullivan
    Hart-Boillot, LLC
    781-893-0053
    Adoeringer@hartboillot.com