Clean Solar donates its services to help promote sustainable living while providing valuable job training to the San Jose Conservation Corps Youth.
San Jose, CA – June 29, 2016 – Award winning Clean Solar is installing SunPower panels on the new section of the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum’s (CDM) big purple building, the Builder Building. Clean Solar will be providing hands on solar installation training to the young men and women of the San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC), a non-profit organization that teaches valuable job training skills. The offset of energy produced by this installation will cover 50% of the costs to power the Builder Building.
As the Bay Area’s leading solar installer, Clean Solar has always been focused on giving back to the community. To date, Clean Solar has donated over $250,000 to local nonprofits. Clean Solar, a Certified B Corporation, continues to honor their mission in promoting sustainable living, environmental stewardship and social change through the power of business.
Randy Zechman, Clean Solar CEO, stated “We’re really proud and excited to be a part of the team installing solar on the Children’s Discovery Museum. It’s important to make local investments and give back to the community that we live in. Eddie Wiltz is a great success story and he’s part of our Clean Solar family.”
Eddie Wiltz, Clean Solar lead installer, gained popularity as the star of Catching the Sun, a telling documentary on the future of green jobs. Eddie was not looking to become a prominent figure in the solar industry, but his role in the documentary has put him in the spotlight. His solar journey began at Solar Richmond, a training program similar to San Jose Conservation Corps. With his growing career at Clean Solar, Eddie is now an example to those looking to start their career in the solar industry.
Eddie Wiltz will be leading the San Jose Conservation Corps and will be joined by the San Jose Mayor while the team continues to install solar panels on the CDM’s Builder Building. This partnership supports the San Jose Green Vision, an ambitious and comprehensive 15-year plan to solve environmental problems and grow the local economy.
“San Jose is committed to receiving all of its electrical power from clean, renewable sources by 2022, and has been doing its part by investing in solar technology for City buildings, said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “The partnership created today – among SunPower, Clean Solar, the San Jose Conservation Corps, and Children’s Discovery Museum — gives us the opportunity to pique the interests of our youth, while also supplying renewable energy to the museum. In this way, we inspire passionate children and limit carbon emissions. Overall, it’s a terrific demonstration of how partnerships help the city accomplish its goals in new ways.”
About Clean Solar
Clean Solar continues to be at the forefront of exceptional customer service in an effort to change the way home and business owners look at solar. Clean Solar is the Bay Area’s leading residential and commercial solar installation company. Home and business owners receive comprehensive, custom solar solutions to meet their specific electricity needs. Along with custom solutions, Clean Solar also offers many financial options including PACE and $0 down solar leases. They are top rated on review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List and have numerous awards as the Best Bay Area Solar Installer. Clean Solar is headquartered in San Jose, California, and was founded by Randy Zechman and Jeff Ritchey in 2007. For information about Clean Solar, visit www.CleanSolar.com.
About Children’s Discovery Museum
Since opening in June 1990, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose has welcomed over 7 million visitors. The purple building, designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta, signals the Museum’s purpose: to serve the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery. With over 150 interactive exhibits and programs, it’s one of the largest museums of its kind in the nation. For more information about the Children’s Discovery Museum, visit www.cdm.org.
About San Jose Conservation Corps
San Jose Corp provides technical training as well as leadership and service opportunities to young people. Founded in 1987, the SJCC has provided more than 20,000 “at-risk” disadvantaged young men and women with academic education, hands-on learning, and development of basic skills. These skills include leadership, communication, computer literacy, and employment training which help them to advance and excel in their future and careers. The solar installation program specifically gives hands on training in the solar installation process. They are paired with industry professionals to gain hands on experience and on the job training. For more information about the San Jose Conservation Corps, visit www.sjccs.org.