Sunworks Commits to Almond Board Leadership Program with 2017 Sponsorship

ROSEVILLE, CA–(Marketwired – December 21, 2016) – Sunworks (NASDAQ: SUNW), a leading provider of solar power solutions for homes and businesses, announces today its commitment to sponsor the 2017 Almond Board of California Leadership Program. The Almond Board Leadership Program (ABLP) provides a year-long mentoring and training experience for individuals that are interested in immersing themselves with California’s almond business. The program involves over 100 hours of seminars and events that cover leadership training, communication strategies, networking, and educational assignments.

For Sunworks, sponsoring the 2017 ABLP was a natural choice for its relationship with the agriculture industry. It reaffirms the company’s commitment to its customers by immersing its employees with farming related experience and gaining valuable insight into the everyday concerns of the almond business. It’s also part of the company’s code of ethics; a practice that requires its employees to uphold their responsibility for honest business practices, carry themselves with virtue, and properly represent their customers.

Rita Edwards, Director of Marketing for Sunworks, recently graduated from the 2016 ABLP program. “Our team has worked diligently to provide sustainable energy solutions to almond farmers in the state. This was a great opportunity to build on my experience in learning more about their operational needs.”

Faced with rising and often unpredictable electricity costs, growers and shelling facilities have increasingly approached Sunworks to design, engineer, and construct space saving roof systems. Through the company’s agriculture-based financing incentives, customers have experienced immediate savings during their first year; achieving long term trajectories that approach zero-cost electrical usage.

In conjunction with the 2017 sponsorship, Mrs. Edwards has been actively involved in each new almond related project, providing a consultative approach that helps farmers enhance their bottom line and improve their profit margin. “I feel that the leadership training was vital in replicating what almond farmers deal with each day, especially in lieu of topics such as rising electricity costs and conservation. In addition, an in-the-trenches education will help me better strategize with almond customers to help them succeed.”

About Sunworks

Founded in 1983, Sunworks, Inc. has emerged as a premier provider of solar power solutions for both consumers and businesses. We’re committed to quality construction practices that always exceed industry standards and uphold our ideals of ethics and safety. Today, Sunworks continues to grow its presence, expanding nationally with regional and local offices. We strive to consistently deliver high quality, performance oriented solutions for the agriculture, commercial, government, public works, residential, and utility industries. Our dedication to excellence is reflected in our 25-year warranty, a benchmark that we standby in order to support our customers above and beyond their expectations.


At the request of the almond industry, a Federal Marketing Order for almonds was established in 1950. At that time, it dealt primarily with compliance issues, and accordingly, was called the Almond Control Board. In the 1970’s, recognizing a need to address market development, the name was changed to the Almond Board of California. While compliance is still a crucial part of its activities, the Board now engages in production, nutrition and market research, advertising and promotion in domestic and international markets, quality control and statistical analysis and dissemination. The Board is responsible for establishing policy, recommending budgets and programs to the Secretary of Agriculture for approval, and reviewing program results and effectiveness.


Sunworks, a leading provider of solar power solutions, is focused on the design, installation and management of solar power systems for commercial, agricultural and residential customers. Sunworks is one of the fastest growing solar systems providers in the western United States, delivering 2.5 kilowatt to multi-megawatt commercial systems. The Company’s mission is to further the widespread adoption of solar power by deploying affordable, state-of-the-art systems and developing breakthrough new solar technologies. The Company’s focus is on putting the customer first, providing the best value systems in the industry, and delivering on what is promised.

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