Solar Update


Debt-free Sunrise Country Club appraised well for PACE financing; completing one of many requirements.  The title search unearthed a $52 Million developer’s mortgage from 30 years earlier.  All parties knew it was paid, but not recorded.  Through extensive research, Solar Gain West got the mortgage cleared. Solar Gain West and the Club worked out a plan that accommodated Club operations with minimal inconvenience.

The financing model used had never been done before in a private country club in California.  The Club president at the time solar was approved provided vision and leadership that created the momentum for the project.  Sunrise Country Club General Manager Eric Charos, was involved with all aspects of the project from beginning to end, working closely with Solar Gain West.

Eric Charos expressed, “The Club decided to go solar, have a lower carbon footprint, and attract new members who feel the same way.  Having shaded parking is fantastic.  Our tennis area has been transformed and is now ideal for parties.  Members are proud of the beautiful expanded stamped concrete patio.  We hear more positive comments every day.  Solar Gain West were great communicators and accommodated our schedule on a daily basis.”

A shade structure was also built at Golf Course Maintenance.  Ron Cressy, Superintendent, says, “It’s awesome; we love it!” Sunrise Country Club has achieved its goals of going solar with no money down, providing generous shade relief in the parking lot, tennis area, and golf course maintenance, in an aesthetically pleasing way, and reduced its carbon footprint.  They lowered landscape maintenance costs, and electric bills, and became leaders in the private country club world. Making solar possible required the Club to have sustainability values and a long-term view.  Another driving force is to attract friendly, active, like-minded women and men, with shared values, to this exceptional desert Club.

Sunrise Country Club negotiated special Sunrise discounts for all homeowners and members. Please mention this special offer when researching your solar needs.
FOR INFORMTAION and a FREE SOLAR EVALUATION contact Lisa Stuteville, Senior Solar Specialist at 760.688.0700, or CLICK HERE to send an email regarding your residential or commercial needs.