For two decades Erik has worked as a communications consultant and advocate for solar power, renewable energy and climate solutions. For his latest book, The Solar Patriot, he's putting on a Revolutionary War uniform to enlist modern American patriots from coast to coast in a peaceful Continental Army for clean-energy independence.
Patriotism: It’s Not Nationalism. It’s Progress.
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In the spirit of 1776, The Solar Patriot aims to recruit citizens from Florida to Alaska as champions for homegrown, all-American clean energy. If you think that solar power should become America's top enery source, and you'd like to help make it happen, then this is the book you've been waiting for.
Even if you don't have solar panels on your own roof, The Solar Patriot will give you ideas to join the revolution to free America from the tyranny of fossil fuels and make our nation cleaner, safer and more prosperous. Enlist now! Learn More about The Solar Patriot
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Praise for The Solar Patriot
Erik Curren is onto the technology that may well win the future. And he is right that it is a patriotic quest. Winning clean energy independence would serve America very well indeed.
Former Congressman from South Carolina
If monopolistic utility lobbies are preventing the transition to clean energy in your state, this book is an excellent and practical guide for citizen advocacy and empowerment.
Founder and President, Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Erik Curren has produced a solar-revolution manual that should inform, inspire, and energize anyone who believes in our inalienable right to a clean energy future.
Executive Director, Sierra Club
The ability to use solar power at home helps keep your family more secure while helping America achieve a greater degree of energy independence. So, it’s no wonder that support for solar and other clean energy is growing on the conservative side of the political spectrum. For conservatives and others who want to help their neighbors join America’s clean energy revolution, The Solar Patriot is an indispensable source of good information and inspiration.
President & CEO, Conservatives for Clean Energy
Democracy, patriotism, and rooftop solar go hand in hand and Erik Curren makes the case with simple, easy-to-understand stories from the front line of the modern-day battle for energy independence. Curren highlights parallels between today’s fights and some of the most iconic stories from American history. This book is a great introduction to one of the most important issues of our time.
Executive Director, Solar United Neighbors
I loved this book. Curren is a fabulous writer and has a great story to tell. The solar revolution in this country is exciting, patriotic, and as vital to our future as the 1776 Revolution was to our past. This is that rare must-read book for everyone, from liberal environmentalists to Tea Party conservatives.
Executive Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network