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NBA Players on Lockout (World Peace & Ebanks) Switch to Promoting Solar Energy

It looks like NBA players are taking owners to federal court to try to get more money for their work. The result, of course, is that the NBA season may actually be cancelled, and there are a lot of job-less players. Well, Sungevity recently teamed up with a couple of them, Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) and Devin Ebanks, to promote solar energy in the Los Angeles region.

World Peace and Ebanks are joining Sungevity’s “Rooftop Revolution” campaign, “marking the first time out-of-work NBA stars are putting their energy into the nation’s hot solar market and emerging green economy.”

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What exactly will World Peace and Ebanks be doing? They’ll be driving around in Sungevity’s solar-powered, bio-diesel ice pop truck; passing out free, all-natural treats; and promoting “the ease and affordability of residential solar panel installation.” Sounds like a fun job.

“Sungevity’s ice pop truck includes specially-installed iPads to introduce consumers to the company’s innovative iQuote process – the solar industry’s easiest and most efficient process for getting customized information about going solar,” the news release says. “The iQuote, which is available at, generates a firm proposal that is sent directly to consumers within 24 hours without the necessity of a home visit.”

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“Without basketball or dancing on my schedule, I need a job!” joked Metta World Peace.  “Sungevity is about positive, renewable energy, and I can’t think of a better way to spend my time than interacting with the fans and promoting the power of the sun to the city of Los Angeles.”

“While we share Los Angeles’ hopes of seeing Metta and Devin back on the Staples Center court soon, we’re thrilled to have them on our team promoting solar energy as the key to minimizing utility costs and gaining energy independence,” said Sungevity founder Danny Kennedy. “Between our fast, free iQuote process and the LADWP solar rebate program, there has never been a better time for Los Angeles residents to go solar.”

Aside from this big announcement, Sungevity also announced at the end of last week that it is expanding into Europe. It has taken an equity stake in new Dutch solar company, Zonline.

Images via Sungevity

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