Good Sun find good fortune
August 7, 2019
Good Sun volunteers at Grass Valley Charter School, working on an ongoing project. Good Sun is expanding their operations and hiring new employees.
It started as a dream. Eric Stikes, his friends and coworkers were working in the for-profit solar industry, conjuring ways to extend their technology to lower and middle class communities and the underserved.
After twenty years of contracting work, Stikes became the cofounder in 2013 of Good Sun, a renewable energy nonprofit. The group maintains 20 core volunteers and Stikes said it expects to hire an employee next month. The cofounder said he also plans to begin small operations in the south Bay Area, using money from their solar panel resale business in Grass Valley to aid the expansion.
Good Sun Solar grant brings sun power to Bitney Prep
Submitted to The Union
Feb 19, 2018
The morning of Feb. 10 dawned cold, frosty and just perfect for a solar installation.
Thirteen volunteers, including a student intern, a school teacher and a group of local solar professionals, showed up at Bitney Prep High School to help put solar modules on the roof of the school’s Science and Humanities Building.
“The best part about this project,” said school director Russ Jones, carrying a solar panel across the parking lot, “is that it’s free — absolutely free.”