October 2015 Newsletter
SunHarvest Receives Top Solar Contractor Award

Last month, we were incredibly elated as a team to receive a Top Solar Contractor award, placing fourth in Arizona and 34th nationally, but we were equally eager for our trip to accept the award.
Brandon Cheshire, founder of SunHarvest Solar, attended the 2015 Top Solar Contractors Gala to be honored among many other incredibly successful solar teams. Being surrounded by so many people who are fighting for solar and clean energy was truly inspiring. 

This convention served as a reminder to us that our mission is clear and our work is recognizable.
SunHarvest Solar hopes to continue down this path by providing our customers with unrivaled service, attention to detail, and the careful execution of solar projects in both Arizona and New Mexico in the future.

SunHarvest Solar Celebrates PARK(ing) Day

On September 18, our team participated in PARK(ing) Day Phoenix, which is a one day, world-wide event to help people reimagine how we use our public space. Metered parking spaces are turned into parks. We of course created a solar park, complete with a brightly colored house with solar panels and solar gadgets to recharge people's electronics with the power of the sun. Our team had a blast interacting with the public and getting to learn about other groups in our city. 

SunHarvest Solar Donates 100 Umbrellas to CASS

On September 16, Brandon Cheshire, owner of SunHarvest Solar,  joined together with Phoenix Vice Mayor and Councilman Daniel Valenzuela to deliver 100 blue umbrellas to the North 17 Apartments run by Central Arizona Shelter Services ( CASS ) in north Phoenix. You can read the whole story on our blog.
World News

Joe Biden delivered a passionate speech at Solar Power International 2015, showing he is a firm proponent of solar. The secret on solar is finally out and he thinks it's a great thing. He said, "I really mean this sincerely, the more Americans who understand the possibilities of solar...just imagine what we can do. Folks, we are on the cusp of something huge here but a lot of folks don't realize it."  Read more .

Researchers developing new solar power technology are getting more than $100 million in grants from the federal government as a way to reduce the cost of solar power and expand access to low-carbon energy.  As part of the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday announced $52 million in new funding to universities, corporations and national laboratories and $50 million for solar photovoltaic technology research.  Read more .

Energy Tips for October   
  • Set your refrigerator to the right temperature.
Keep your refrigerator's thermostat set between 37 and 40° F and the freezer set between 0 and 5° F. Setting the thermostat just 10° F below these levels costs a pretty penny. In fact, those 10° F can increase a refrigerator's energy usage by as much as 25 percent.

  • Defrost the freezer regularly.
Ice crystals in a freezer reduce its efficiency. You should always defrost a freezer before it builds up a quarter inch of frost.

"Pay it Forward"

Earn $500 for Every Customer Referred

Share the benefits of clean solar energy to help protect the environment, build a more sustainable future, and save homeowners money by our initiative to "Pay it Forward". When you refer SunHarvest Solar to another customer, whether it be friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers, you can earn $500 per referral.  Learn how to pay it forward!

Power the Positive
Our Charity Initiative

A $250 charitable donation will now be made for every solar system sold by SunHarvest Solar! By going solar with SunHarvest, you can score a triple-win for yourself. One for you,  one for the planet, and one for a non-profit organization that you choose from our list of selected charities.

If you are part of a nonprofit organization, or know of one that may be a good fit, please contact Gary Held to find out how to participate in our program and truly 
power the positive !

As one of the top solar energy companies in Arizona, SunHarvest Solar takes pride in helping residents convert to a greener and cheaper source of energy - the sun! 

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