SunPowerSunPower Corporation designs, manufactures and sells high efficiency solar cells and panels that generate electricity from sunlight for residential, commercial and remote power applications. Their proprietary, all back contact silicon solar cell technology produces up to 50% more power per square foot compared to conventional solar cells and feature a unique, uniformly black design that many home and business owners prefer. SunPower panels are recognized for their superior quality, efficiency and aesthetics compared to other products on the market.


USGBCThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.










CALSEIACAL SEIA (California Solar Energy Industries Association) supports the widespread adoption of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems by educating consumers, supporting solar legislation and conducting business in a professional and ethical manner.


CBIAThe California Building Industry Association (CBIA) is a statewide trade association based in Sacramento representing more than 5,000 companies, including homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and other industry professionals










SEIAThe Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers. We support the widespread adoption of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems by educating consumers, supporting solar legislation and conducting business in a professional and ethical manner and work to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace.


ASESEstablished in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We advance education, research and policy.










nabcep02The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a volunteer board of renewable energy stakeholder representatives that includes representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certificants, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades.  NABCEP’s mission – to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders – is intended to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.


ashrae02ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.














Image2Megawatt Development Holdings (MDH) designs, builds and operates solar PV arrays for large commercial, municipal and utility applications. Their mission is to promote the use of solar PV technology in a way that does not damage the local environment.  NextEnergy is working closely with MDH to help research and develop best-of-breed engineering and installation practices for large solar arrays in California.





















EatwellFarmLogo_logoEatwell Farm is a 105-acre family-owned organic farm and orchard located in Dixon, 70 miles northeast of San Francisco. Located on the Dixon Ridge, Eatwell Farm is lucky to have some of the deepest and richest topsoil in the world. Nigel Walker and the wonderful farm crew grow 40-50 different crops, most of which are certified organic by CCOF (the rest will soon be certified!).  Eatwell also raises healthy flocks of pastured chickens, which lay famously delicious eggs. Many customers in the Bay Area also enjoy baking with the farm's freshly-ground whole wheat flour. Nigel Walker has been farming organically in California for 16 years.