LOS ANGELES, CA, September 6, 2022 – The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter announced today a partnership with Swell Energy Inc.(Swell), a renewable energy and advanced grid services company, to do well by doing good and build a cleaner electric grid. By installing a home solar and energy storage system or adding energy storage to existing solar panels, Sierra Club members can lead the effort to develop local, renewable energy solutions in southern California and help support their local Sierra Club Chapter. Eligible customers can also enroll in Swell Energy’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) in Orange County that is supported by Southern California Edison (SCE), and extend the benefits of their home solar and energy storage through this innovative opportunity that pays customers for participation.
"Our partnership with Swell enhances our existing work on promoting climate resiliency and renewable energy, enabling Sierra Club members to be the change they want to see in their communities,” said Sharon Koch, former chair of the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee. “By building clean energy resources on our homes and joining a network of other solar and storage homeowners, for the first time we can join an effort to collectively transition away from traditional fossil power.”
As California regulators continue to debate the future of the state’s rooftop solar program, it is expected that incentive levels will likely decrease later this year. Because of these pending changes, rooftop solar installation numbers are increasing across the state, making this window of opportunity especially valuable for homeowners. By adopting solar and battery storage solutions, members can help meet the region's increased electric demand, improve air quality, contribute to climate solutions, and help raise funds for the Sierra Club.
“Cleaner alternatives are taking hold and Swell is proud of our efforts to build a more renewable and democratic energy system,” said Suleman Khan, CEO of Swell. “By joining forces with the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter to establish a regional VPP and provide members GridRevenue™ we are catalyzing a cleaner environment for future generations.”
The two organizations are aligned in their efforts to enable increased renewable energy penetration and enlist the support of communities to protect and restore the environment. The opportunity to help our communities transition away from traditional power plants of the past and build a clean energy future is here. To learn more about adding clean energy resources to your home and community while supporting the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter visit https://swellenergy.com/sierraclubangeles.
About Sierra Club Angeles
The Angeles Chapter is the local voice of the Sierra Club, America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the 45,000 members of the Angeles Chapter in Los Angeles and Orange Counties work to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit angeles.sierraclub.org.
About Swell Energy, Inc.
Swell Energy is creating a greater grid for the greater good. The energy management and smart grid solutions provider is accelerating the mass adoption of distributed clean energy technologies by enabling consumers to take control of their energy use and cost, achieve energy security, and participate in the transactive grid. Swell Energy provides homeowners and businesses with financing and virtual power plant programs, while partnering with trusted local solar and solar+storage companies for seamless, high-quality installations. By creating a critical mass of dynamic and responsive clean energy resources within utility service areas across the United States, Swell Energy also delivers resilient virtual power plant networks and grid-balancing services to utilities, which are fundamental to our future, carbon-free, distributed renewable energy system. For more information, visit www.swellenergy.com and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.