Thank You for Another Great Oktoberfest, and Your Aid for Puerto Rico
On Monday, October 2, Solar One held its annual Oktoberfest fundraiser in Zum Schneider 's Munich By the East River tent, and what a wonderful night it was! Thank you to the more than 300 people who came and celebrated with us!
And while more people came out and made this our most successful Oktoberfest ever, they also helped us celebrate Solar One's donation of 10kW of solar panels to the Puerto Rico relief effort. The panels were transferred from our warehouse to the Coastal Marine Resource Center in Brooklyn, which organized a flight to ship solar equipment to Puerto Rico, this week. In addition to the equipment, the flight will also transport 10-20 volunteer solar technicians who will help restore communications and provide power where it is so desperately needed, as well as an extra donation of panels from our friends at OnForce Solar. Our donated panels will support 8 solar charging stations; one large, two medium and five small chargers.
We also asked our guests at the event to open the wallets again to help us purchase additional equipment such as solar racking equipment, charge controllers and trailers to move charging stations to where they are needed the most. We are thankful for the generous donations of Solar One supporters who came to Oktoberfest! Together, we raised an additional $5,000, funds, which will ensure that those panels are ready to be deployed and used as soon as possible.
We couldn't be more grateful for your generosity, your compassion and your willingness to help us, not only with our own needs and goals, but with the needs of others. Thank you to our sponsors, our guests, our colleagues and friends, and to Zum Schneider for making it all possible! Prost!