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HBIAugust 5, 2013
Los Angeles-based band Trapdoor Social, the Sierra Club and energy leaders Everybody Solar and GRID Alternatives team up to provide Solar Panels for non-profit Homeboy Industries.

Appreciating that social responsibility is one of the benefits of playing popular music, Los Angeles-based band Trapdoor Social has teamed up with two outstanding energy leaders, Everybody Solar and GRID Alternatives, to install solar panels on a Los Angeles inner-city, Homeboy Industries building.

solRenewable Energy World - July 12th, 2013
In developed nations, we see solar power as an alternative to conventional energy and a way to fight climate change. But in poor countries solar reveals itself as even more — as a way out of some of the world's darkest humanitarian problems.

For those of us who live in communities traversed by power lines, it's hard to imagine life without electricity. But large swaths of the globe remain without this modern necessity. About one-fifth of the world, or 1.3 to 1.6 billion people, live in energy poverty, mostly in sub-Sahara Africa and parts of Asia, and to a smaller extent in Latin America and the Middle East.

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volSolar Mosaic - June 27th, 2013
What does it take to cook up a community solar project? A dash of crowdfunding, a pinch of grassroots outreach, and a generous helping of persistence.

That’s the word from San Francisco nonprofits RE-volv and Everybody Solar, who have shown with their first projects that they have viable recipes for crowdfunded solar installations. Founders Andreas Karelas and Youness Scally joined me in this video to talk about their successful launches.

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jinkosolar logo_webbSHANGHAI - April 18, 2013
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a leading global PV solar power product manufacturer, today announced that it had provided Everybody Solar, a San Francisco-based NGO, 21.6 kW high efficiency solar modules through a combination of donations and fair market value sales, bringing the power of solar energy to the Redwood City, California community.  

allSustainable Industries - May 8th, 2013
Everybody Solar is breaking ground this week on its inaugural solar installation, a 21.5 kW project for Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP). The project was born from a successful fundraising effort that kicked off in May of last year and attracted over 100 individual and corporate donors. The installation will help power RTP’s Redwood City headquarters, saving the nonprofit over $150,000 throughout the system’s 25-year lifetime.

RTPRedwood City, CA - March 27, 2013

Solar Non-Profit Completes Final Funding Round for Redwood City Project Non-profit organizations

Everybody Solar announced today that it has surpassed its fundraising goal of $34,000 and can now begin its inaugural solar project, a 13.5 kW system on the roof of Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP). The fundraising effort kicked off in May of last year and has attracted approximately 100 donors to date. This installation will bring much needed solar power to RTP’s Redwood City headquarters, saving the nonprofit close to $100,000 throughout the system’s life.

GreatNonProfits.org 2012 BadgeSan Francisco, CA - January 7, 2013

Everybody Solar announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.  

“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit,” says Youness Scally, Executive Director, Everybody Solar. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including launching our first project to bring solar to nonprofit Rebuilding Together Peninsula.”

RTP LogoRedwood City, CA - May 31, 2012

Non-profit organizations Everybody Solar and Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) have launched a new effort to bring solar power to the rooftop of RTP’s Redwood City headquarters, greening the 501c(3) charity’s community focused efforts and potentially saving them several thousand dollars a year on utility costs.  

Everybody Solar chose Rebuilding Together Peninsula as their first solar project because of RTP's strong impact on a disadvantaged and often over-looked community.  

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