Energy * Education * Environment

The e3 Council is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to promoting solar energy, initially at local SF Bay Area schools. Our first project is a Solar Panels & Lab installation at Cupertino Middle School.  When that project is completed, we will apply the experience to find similar projects for other schools in the Bay Area.  We plan to create a model that can be replicated across the country to provide solar panels for local schools by similar community-driven programs.


  • e3 Council Gets First Sponsor for Bay Area School Solar Lab Project SANTA CLARA, California – March 4, 2010 – e3 Council accepted a $500 donation from Cypress Semiconductor that will go toward the $50,000 being raised to construct a solar laboratory at ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2010, 12:11 PM by Ryan Benech
  • Garage Sale Raises Over $750 for Solar Lab Project at Cupertino Middle School Community garage sale is the first of many planned fundraising events by the e3 Council to raise $50,000 to complete its Solar Lab project. SANTA CLARA, California: December 21 ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2009, 1:22 PM by Ryan Benech
  • Garage Sale – Saturday, Dec. 5th The first e3 Council Garage Sale is Saturday, Dec. 5th at 17563 Via Sereno in Monte Sereno (near AAA) from 7am – 4pm.  All proceeds from the garage sale will ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2009, 12:39 PM by Ryan Benech
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Solar Lab @ Cupertino Middle School

Since our first site has been selected, we are asking all volunteers to help grow the group and start collecting donations!

Cupertino Solar Lab Time-line:

July 17, 2009 - 1st Project Site Selected
Aug 17, 2009 - e3council Incorporated as CA non-profit
NOW - IRS tax deduction status (up to 6 months)
June 2010 - Solar Car Races at CMS
Soon - Our next garage sale
Future - Silent Auction (donations & volunteers needed!), Local Eatery Programs (volunteers needed)
Fall 2010 - $50,000 Target Funds raised!
Sprint 2011 - Solar Fair (organizers needed!)
Funds + 30 days - Final design completion
Funds + 90 days - Permit approval completed
Future + 120 days - Solar Lab installed!

Calendar - Upcoming Meetings & Activities

Specialty Cafe & Bakery - Previous Meeting Minutes  - To update our calendar, email

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(408) 796-4847
P.O. Box 3170, Santa Clara, CA 95055-3170

Volunteer Action Items

Activity Type/What?Description
Tabling (PV Survey) Cupertino Farmers Market 
Tabling (PV Survey) San Jose Farmers Market  
Canvassing Canvass zone 1 
Web Content Creation Update Website with information that can help our members or visitors 
Everyone Recruit more Volunteers (to Club 100) 
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