Mayor Gavin Newsom

“A really fascinating program … Get involved, get engaged.” – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom

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- Susan, San Francisco

- Tim, San Francisco

Greg, San Diego Solar Program:

“It continues to annoy me that I burn fossil fuels for my power. I was researching news articles about advances in solar when I came across One Block Off the Grid’s website. The value proposition of aggregating buyers to reduce installation expense was very compelling, and after filling out an application online I was contacted by One Block Off the Grid. They answered my questions about financing and lease options, and provided me with a “state of the industry” solar education. They were able to explain the solar installation process and my options. It was especially helpful to learn about the extensive screening process One Block Off the Grid subjects installers to. They did the leg-work so that I didn’t need to. They looked at the factory, process, business model and previous solar projects to ensure that when I moved forward with the installation, I would receive a value-based price from a high-quality service provider. I would definitely recommend One Block Off the Grid to anyone considering a solar installation.”

Susan, San Francisco Solar Program:

“Not only is the One Block Off the Grid model a brilliant one to get more solar on more homes, they made the process easier and cheaper. Everything I needed to know was clearly explained and they stayed involved throughout the process. There is no question that I would not have moved so expeditiously to get solar on my house without One Block Off the Grid. I wholeheartedly recommend them. GO SOLAR!”

Mike, San Francisco Solar Program:

“One Block Off the Grid made the whole process painless and simple. They explained everything to us before it happened, followed through during the process, and were always available when we had questions. I was extremely pleased with the whole process. We saved quite a bit by using One Block Off the Grid to purchase our system.”

Alex, San Francisco Solar Program:

“I wanted to take this occasion to ask you to pass my compliments to the installation crew. Having had a variety of contractors working on this house in its remodel both my wife and I were impressed with your crew’s professionalism, clean up and courtesy. I look forward to tomorrow’s enphase hookup and monitoring from the office – it’s a shame not to be home to see the meter spin backwards!”

Robert, San Francisco Solar Program:

“I very much appreciate how simple One Block Off the Grid and the installer have made what initially seemed like a pretty daunting process. Now that the project is completed, neighbors have become much more interested than when I tried to get them in on the last round; having someone in the neighborhood who actually went through the process and can explain it seems to increase the interest.”

SF Environment

“We are committed to meeting San Francisco’s goal of 10,000 solar roofs by 2010. Local grassroots initiatives like 1 Block Off the Grid can play a key role in helping achieve that goal by educating people, mobilizing communities and negotiating with solar installers to get the best terms for San Franciscans.”

Johanna Gregory Partin, Renewable Energy Program Manager

Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco

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