Welcome to the Arizona Solar Challenge Tumblr! We're your source for the latest updates about our work to put solar on 5% of homes in your community by the year 2015. We'll regularly feature photos, news clips and profiles of Solar Ambassadors from across the state. Learn more at the Arizona SmartPower website.

Dru Bacon has been with the Arizona SmartPower team as a Solar Ambassador since the program’s origins. Before he was a Solar Ambassador, Dru consulted several Arizona residents on solar as a promoter in his community. He helped 10 percent of residents in his homeowners association — 391 homes — go solar!

With advanced degrees in engineering and multiple years of experience in local communities, Dru offers both a professional and personal role as a Solar Coach with Arizona SmartPower.

Dru has solar electric, solar hot water, a solar panel on his golf cart and is No. 550 on the waiting list for a Tesla Sedan. If that doesn’t demonstrate a passion for solar and energy efficiency, I’m not sure what does.

We are excited to welcome Dru to the team as a consultant to homeowners about solar systems, the installation process and more. 

Dru test driving a Tesla