FRIENDS IN SOLAR
Introducing Innovation in the Solar Industry
Jigar Shah is important to this story because his vision helped inspire CREW. Jigar was the founder of SunEdison, the first company to introduce the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) — this model changed solar forever.
After Jigar sold the company for $200 M, he served as the CEO of Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room.
In December of 2013, he called Robert, CREW’s founder, and said,
“We need to get $10 trillion in climate change solutions directly to the consumers in the next decade. It will not happen through traditional markets — they are too vested in the old models. You should build the network to bring solutions directly to the consumers.”
Inspired, Robert convinced his wife that they should sell their house so he could focus all of his time and energy on launching CREW.
Jigar wrote a book called “Climate Wealth,” where he promoted a new perspective on this global problem: Climate Change is a $10 trillion dollar opportunity for the companies that provide solutions. The key is not perfection, it is distribution.
Jigar believes that we need 100,000 people as a “boot’s on the ground” movement to create this shift–and CREW can be the model. The idea behind CREW is that each one of us has a professional and a social network.
By educating these networks about $0 down solar ownership (and other solutions), we “spread sunshine” and create an extra stream of income for each CREW Member — thus decentralizing the production of energy and the creation of wealth.
When Compared…90% of Choose Solar Ownership
EnergySage documented that when people compare solar offers, 90% choose solar ownership — but 90% of the population still do solar leases, which is costing these consumers a small fortune.
CREW will educate these homeowners. Only 14% of the population trusts advertising, while 91% trust a recommendation from a friend. This is our opportunity.
CREW is that “friend in the solar industry.”
As a CREW Member, you provide value to the solar marketplace. We reward you for your sales, marketing, and customer service. CREW’s average sales commission for a solar upgrade is $2,500.
With each of us doing a little bit, we can achieve anything.
“There are no passengers on SpaceShip Earth. We are all crew.”
— Marshall McLuhan, 1967
Most people don’t contribute 100% of their talent because they don’t feel they are being appreciated 100% for their work or who they are as human beings. When we are not fully seen, we don’t fully show up.
Together will improve your life, your finances, and our world!
At CREW, we believe that unleashing this human potential is the best way to create “the world we all know in our hearts is possible.” As a species, we have an amazing ability to respond to both crises and inspiration.