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In 2011, the Saturday after Thanksgiving officially became a day to support local businesses. The movement was birthed through the recession in 2010 as a method of keeping small businesses alive despite the nation’s setbacks at the time. Now, a decade later, Small Business Saturday is more important than ever.

Shelter-in-place orders and job losses across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic have heavily impacted businesses of all sizes. Sadly, some have even had to close their doors for good. After months of little relief, it seems that the companies that have been hit the hardest are at the heart of the American dream, small and medium businesses. And while we have seen communities do their best to rally behind their local treasures, Small Business Saturday may be the boost many of these establishments have been needing. 

With a network of 500 dealers across the nation, SunPower knows just how important these small businesses are. In fact, our expansive network of localized dealers is the very backbone that supports SunPower’s mission to change how our world is powered. It is why SunPower invests time and training into each dealer’s business. We want our dealers to be successful and they are. From hundreds of on-demand courses to an annual conference jam-packed with valuable content, SunPower provides tools to help dealers provide best in class service and workmanship. 

For any homeowner considering solar power, now is a great time to get started. Not only can solar energy help lower utility bills during extreme winter weather but homeowners can also take advantage of a special promotion through the end of the year. 

This post originally appeared on the SunPower Resource Blog