Tips for Helping Friends and Family Go Solar

November 17, 2022

Share SunPower Solar with Friends and Family

When you go solar with SunPower, it’s natural to want to brag about it. After all, you have the world’s best solar sitting on top of your roof. Add in the benefit of lower utility bills, a reduced carbon footprint and energy resilience, and you’ll find that it’s hard not to share the advantages of solar energy with everyone in the neighborhood. But did you know you can be compensated for your referrals? 

Share SunPower is a referral program that rewards homeowners for helping others go solar. The process is simple:

  • Refer a homeowner you know that is interested in solar power.

  • Wait until they schedule an in-home or virtual consultation with SunPower.

  • Reap the rewards.

Beyond catching a neighbor’s eye with your sleek solar installation, what’s the best way to start conversations with friends and family about solar energy? Here are a few tips that may make referring others a little easier. 

Share the benefits of your solar system

Word of mouth is powerful, especially when you have experienced the benefits of your solar system firsthand. Whether you’re pulling out your phone to highlight your recent savings in the mySunPower® app or proudly showing off your solar array, using your personal experience to encourage others to choose solar energy is one of the best advantages you have.

It’s no surprise that becoming part of SunPower’s world savers has a positive impact on the planet and your community. Solar energy helps reduce carbon emissions which promotes cleaner air. Whenever the subject of climate change comes up with a neighbor, co-worker or family member, you already have the upper hand. In fact, you can easily discuss how you are playing a role in the 94 million metric tons of carbon that SunPower has offset since 2005. Giving a friend or family member a quick tour of the mySunPower app is the perfect way to illustrate this. Just tap on the analyze tab and scroll to the environmental savings section.

But environmental benefits aren’t all solar power has to offer. Homeowners that adopt solar energy are also helping stabilize the electrical grid by generating power on their roofs. Relying less on the grid in times of high demand like extreme weather events can reduce the threat of blackouts or power outages. 

Look for change of life events

There are plenty of instances that can require a home to consume more electricity. From adding a pool to growing your family, rising utility rates can compound when these types of changes take place. Even buying an electric vehicle can have a significant impact on your home’s utility bill, increasing consumption by as much as 30%. When a homeowner generates solar energy, these changes become much more manageable economically. Add in the fact that SunPower customizes a homeowner’s solar system based on their current and even future energy use, and your referrals can be set for years to come.

Point out the SunPower advantage

If you’ve managed to get your referral to start thinking about solar energy, great job! The next step is to show them why SunPower is the best choice for their installation. This should be a fairly easy task, given we’re the longest standing solar company in the nation. That reputation comes with years of experience and a trustworthy Complete Confidence Warranty that covers your SunPower Equinox® solar system and all of its components. 

SunPower® solar panels are responsibly sourced and rigorously quality tested to provide the best energy solution for your home. And you can easily check up on their progress with panel level monitoring through the mySunPower app. SunPower also offers a variety of world-class clean energy solutions for the whole home, including the SunVault® storage system and Wallbox EV charger, giving homeowners the ability to expand their energy independence as they see fit.

Get started sharing SunPower with everyone you know by signing up for our referral program and both you and your friend or family member will earn a $500 reward when they go solar with SunPower.