We have successfully raised $250,000! With thanks to our Board of Advisors, our Donors, Harvey Mudd College, and SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments) we have raised $250,000 of the $350,000 necessary for the licensing and Phase I testing. Let's raise the final $100,000!

Randall and Janell Lewis are donating the first $10,000 as a matching grant to launch the final phase of the Prototype Funding Campaign! Randall is on our Board of Advisors and the Lewis’ have been enthusiastic supporters of CHERP and Locally Grown Power for the past several years. Thank you, Randall and Janell! (Don Gould, Joe Lyons, and Freeman Allen were all $10,000 matching grant donors for Phase I.)

STATS: 106 Donors, 210 Core Supporters and Advisors, 1,400 on our mailing list.


Methods for Donating:

  1. TEXT – Send a text to the number 707070 with the word CHERP in the message box. A secure link will be sent back to you for your credit card info and amount you want to donate.

  1. WEBSITE – go HERE and click the yellow Donate button to fill in your information.

Ideas for Donations:

1. Cash Charitable Donations of any amount

2. Donate a Solar system to a low-income family or non-profit

3. Pre-purchase a 5.4 kW Solar PV system for your home or business

Pre-purchase a 5.4 kW Solar PV system for your home or business for $10,000 The first 6,000 solar panel systems made in the factory will be placed on the lowest-to-middle income (LMI) homes in Claremont and Pomona – except for those who have pre-purchased systems to help us open the factory, who will receive their systems along with the first LMI households.

Benefits of pre-purchasing a Solar PV system from Locally Grown Power: For $10,000, you can pre-purchase a complete, installed, 16 panel solar system that will generate

approx. 5.4 kW per year. This system, on the market today, sells for $14,000 - $15,000 (when figuri