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Don’t Want Solar? Consider These Five Common Objections Carefully

Switching to solar power is a major investment – and one many people are unwilling to make, especially if they think their local climate is not the best for it. Here are the most common objections:

It’s too expensive.

The initial investment for installation used to be very high – and you maybe not have had the money or, if you do, you might not feel you are going to get a return on your investment. It’s natural to balk at a system cost that can easily run to $30,000 or more, especially if your state doesn’t offer any incentives for installation.

The first is to do a proper ROI calculation. Take into account utility costs – which need to be balanced out by some of the charges, such as demand charges, that utilities are applying to people with solar systems. The easiest calculation is the 25-year guarantee – figure out what your typical bill would be for that period and then subtract that from the solar cost. Another option is, of course, to spread out that upfront cost through a payment plan or a multiple year (20 is fairly standard) lease or lease-to-own agreement. Also worth considering – solar systems can increase the value of a home to potential buyers.

  • Utility Costs and Demand Charges Are Going Up

It’s ugly.

Solar panels will, yes, change the look of your home. However, this can be mitigated with good system design – modern solar systems are much more attractive than early clunky ones and don’t rise as much from the roofline. Depending on angles and location you may also be able to put the system on the back of your roof where it is not visible from the road.

Something Better Next Year

The same philosophy that gets people to put off upgrading their phone until the new model is out. With solar technology, yes, major developments can happen at any time. However, just like struggling with a slow phone because “there might be something better in six months” can lead to frustration and lost money, not getting solar will lead to higher bills that will only mount up. You should, of course, get the best technology you can afford, but waiting for “something better” can easily lead to a cycle of waiting for something better…and never actually getting anything at all.

I Don’t Know How Solar Works

It’s actually very simple. Light from the sun hits special panels that turn it into electricity that can then power your home and even allow you to sell electricity back to the grid. This means that there is little maintenance (and if you have a solar power contract all maintenance and repairs will be handled) and very low ongoing expenses.

You think solar won’t work where I live.

If you don’t live in Arizona or California or some other very hot state. This is actually untrue. The country which has installed the most solar panels in recent years? Germany – which gets less sunshine than, say, New York. And speaking of New York, over 5,300 residential systems were installed in New York City in 2016. Solar power does not need that much sunshine to work – you might have issues in Alaska, but anywhere in the lower 52 is going to get enough light to power a typical family home…and perhaps even an electric car as well.

Going solar makes sense for a lot more people than it might initially appear – and the benefits are numerous. Lower power bills, less dependence on the grid (you still need a connection, just in case) and significant environmental benefits. Pricing out a solar system is worth it for anyone – not just rich people who happen to live in Arizona or New Mexico.

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NFL Stadiums with Renewables: Which Ones Went Solar?

With football season well underway, many of the top NFL stadiums you see every week have done one great thing you probably haven’t noticed. All of the electricity running through these stadiums is now generated by solar power.

While some of these arenas don’t heavily promote that they’ve gone solar, you’ll be surprised at how many there are. It just proves how fast solar technology is starting to advance here in the U.S. and abroad.

So do you wonder which NFL stadiums use solar panels now? Take a look at the most notable arenas taking on renewable energy and using solar technology every day.

Two Super Bowl Arenas Using Solar

The last two Super Bowls were completely run with solar energy, something not widely reported enough. Super Bowl L in 2016 used Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, an arena known for its powerful solar panels. In fact, it uses a 375 kW solar array on the roof.

Back in 2013, they installed their 49th solar panel frame to make it just one leading stadium in the league to generate significant solar power. They locate their solar panels up on what’s called NRG Solar Terrace, a spot where many hold conferences and other private events.

In total, Levi’s Stadium uses 544 SunPower E20 Series solar panels with a 20% efficiency rate.

Earlier this year, for Super Bowl LI, NRG Stadium in Houston used their solar panels to aid in powering the event. They generate 180 kW of solar energy with their panels installed throughout the facility.

Lincoln Financial Field

Did you know the home of the Philadelphia Eagles generates the strongest solar power of any NFL stadium in the nation? Lincoln Financial Field isn’t new to using solar technology. They started early this decade and managed to install 11,000 solar panels and 14 micro wind turbines.

Altogether, this generates up to 3 MW of energy, now producing four times the power consumed during a season of home game days annually.

Most of the power comes from fixed solar panels installed in the nearby parking lot. They continue to add more solar panels around the stadium in various locations.

While LFF is the top solar generator, other stadiums are starting to catch up.

FedEx Field

The stadium that houses the Washington Redskins is now the second most powerful solar energy arena in the United States. They started going solar in 2011, and they haven’t wavered in keeping their commitment to using renewable energy.

They and the stadiums above teamed with NRG Energy to make this happen. Working with NRG, FedEx Field now has 8,000 solar panels in use. It makes their solar power installation the largest in the Washington, D.C. area.

Beyond solar, they even provide ten electric charging stations on the grounds to show their commitment to saving energy.

Gillette Stadium

Third in line for solar panel use is the home of the New England Patriots. Gillette Stadium also teamed up with NRG Energy to help bring more solar panels to nearby Patriot Place went solar years earlier.

NRG helped the stadium bring an additional 3,000 panels on an adjacent store roof. Now they generate about 1,000 kW of power thanks to both a solar canopy and rooftop panels working in tandem.

Patriot Place already had a strong commitment to lowering energy costs and sustainability practices. Having Gillette Stadium join them makes this all the more powerful and moves them up into the top five solar NFL stadiums.

Behind them are CenturyLink Field in Seattle and above-mentioned Levi’s Stadium, with more likely on the way.

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How Batteries and Energy Storage Are Improving Renewable Energy

Batteries have long fueled the energy need to run our electronics, cars, phones and other portable devices. Developing longer-lasting, more efficient and reliable batteries has been an important aspect of the age of renewable energy. Recently, we have seen trends where the technology began to surpass the less environmentally friendly alternatives of the past and batteries and other energy storage tools have really began to shine. As we know, most renewable sources of energy rely on sources that can come and go and so it is crucial that we are able to harvest this energy when it is available and then store it for later use efficiently and reliably.

Renewable energy storage is growing drastically in recent years. Global storage capacity for solar energy grew 190% and 40% for wind energy between 2006 and 2012 as reported by the International Renewable Energy Agency. The agency also predicts that by 2030, storage capacity will be 9 times what it was in 2013. This is dramatic growth in the industry and shows a large commitment to renewable energy sources. It’s not just commercial growth either as consumers seek to be a part of the movement. Electric car sales are predicted to grow by about 15% annually through 2024 with some manufacturers moving towards an all-electric product line including Tesla and Volvo most notably and others including Ford, General Motors, and many others drastically increasing their electric product lines in the coming years.

While much of the green movement revolves around harvesting renewable energy, many countries, businesses and other entities are heavily investing in the means to store this energy. Places like California are heading towards this quickly! California is already home to nearly 40% of the United States energy storage but they plan to drastically add to this by just 2020. The state has committed to having half of all its energy coming from renewable sources in the same time frame. This is crucial for the future of the movement as California will serve as the beta test for the viability of renewable energy. Other states will be following their example in the very near future as they roll out this technology.

With all new endeavors, there are challenges. This is no different for renewable energy storage. There is a hesitation to move completely into using batteries in the main power grid often citing safety issues, cost and reliability concerns. Batteries can often be quite expensive and have limited lifespans, even rechargeable ones eventually fail due to efficiency issues limiting the amount of recharges available. The most common battery types used for renewable energy are lead-acid batteries which typically have a short cycle and last only about three or four years. Other options with longer cycles are available but they usually carry higher price tags or less stability.

New options are being developed all over the world. The University of Illinois, Chicago has been experimenting with using new materials like Magnesium ions which can move twice as many electrons and expand the cycle of the battery. Japan has been working on a duel-carbon battery that has a charge rate 20 times faster than Lithium-ion batteries. There has been a very recent introduction to the future as well in the realm of solid-state batteries. This means rather than relying on liquid minerals and materials to store the energy, the battery uses a conductive, solid material. Toyota has been scrambling to work out the kinks in this technology to have it ready for commercialization as early as the 2020s. The largest kink being mass production of the technology which will drastically improve driving range in electric vehicles.

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Tesla Solar Roof: Worth the Price?

Anyone who hears the name Tesla stops to listen because this famous brand built a golden reputation from their electric vehicles. Now, they have released the Solar Roof, which blends non-solar tiles with solar, and it’s intended to replace the solar panels of today. Everyone knew the panels would launch in 2017, but no one could estimate the actual cost of the panels. Now that they’ve released the price, everyone’s wondering if the cost is worth it.

What to Expect on Price

The estimated cost will depend on the size of the roof and a number of other factors like:
  • Materials
  • Removal of the old roof
  • Installation
This estimate doesn’t include the possible taxes, structural upgrades, skylight replacements and gutter replacements. However, customers who want the Tesla Solar Roof can choose to finance it through a home mortgage, and the 30 percent federal tax credit can carry over into future years. You may also want to search for further incentives from the state, utility and local companies.

The Appeal of the Tesla Solar Roof

Countless customers have complained about the ugly appearance of solar panels. They’re an eyesore and many customers can’t look past the fact. While solar panels sit on top of the roof, a solar tile integrates itself with your roof almost seamlessly. Still, you may think the price won’t offset the cost of your electricity bill like standard solar panels.

Infinite Tile Warranty

Considering how solar tiles have up to three times the strength of a traditional shingle, your home’s roof could last a long time. In fact, you pay for this once, and the company promises a lifetime warranty on the home. That means you likely won’t have to replace traditional roofing shingles, which can cost you between $1,700 to $8,400. However, do they honor that promise? We do know these tiles will provide you with a cut on your electric bill. For example, let’s say you have a solar roof with 70 percent solar tile and 30 percent non-solar tiles. The solar panels will cost you $27,720, but you have an electric bill of $77 each month, and it covers 100 percent of your electric needs. To get the same output, you’d have to double the solar tiles on your roof, and this could cost as much as $71,000. That’s three times the cost of a standard solar panel system.

Worth the Cost?

Whether it’s worth it depends on who you speak with. For example, someone who wants to bring solar into the home but they hate the look of traditional solar panels might find the $25,000 to $50,000 cost worth it. To the vast majority, however, the aesthetics probably won’t justify a cost that doubles or even triples what you might pay for the standard solar panel. Not to mention, the return on investment takes two to four times longer.

Great Concept: Needs Work

The idea of a Tesla Solar Roof is a great concept, but in most cases, the average consumer won’t be able to justify the high cost. That isn’t to say it isn’t a good idea. Similar to the electric vehicle, the Tesla Solar Roof needs a little more work before it can pull it off, but the concept will probably be improved in the future. The big problem is how Tesla doesn’t outline how much energy each solar panel generates, and when you’re paying as much as $25,000 this should be laid out in fine detail.
If you do decide to buy the Tesla Solar Roof, be sure to read the fine print. You should know how much wiring goes into it and how much solar energy each tile generates before buying. Before buying, you want all the facts laid out in clarity so that you can make an informed decision. Even if you decided to go with a solar panel system, you should remain exceptionally informed about what you’re investing in.

7 Unknown Facts of Why Amazon, Target, K-Mart, and Walmart Decided to Go Solar

As a business that’s decided to stay open 24/7, you’re likely realizing how expensive it is to keep things going day and night. Even if it means more profits if bringing in customers during a.m. hours, your energy usage is perhaps exceeding any ROI.

It’s no secret to you that energy companies continually raise rates and make it more challenging for commercial businesses like yours. Rather than continue this battle, have you considered going solar?

If you’ve been on the fence about using solar panels on your 24/7 business, you might want to take inspiration from other companies that have.

Corporate names like Amazon, Target, K-Mart, and Walmart have all gone solar in recent years. Take a look at seven unknown facts about why they did this to help you make a smarter decision.

1. Amazon Plans to Expand Solar Panels on Their Facilities

Maybe you knew about Amazon going solar lately, but did you know what the extent is lately? This year alone, Amazon plans to use solar technology on 15 of their distribution and sortation centers here in the U.S.

By 2020, the company plans to have solar panels in use on fifty Amazon facilities worldwide. So their ambitions are high in solar use. They even estimate 80% of power for all their facilities can ultimately come from the sun, putting them on the alternative energy map.

2. Amazon is the Largest Corporate Purchaser of Renewable Energy

Recently, Amazon boasted they’ve become the top corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. Part of this comes in using solar technology to power all their data centers that run in the cloud.

Before Amazon moved into becoming a solar proponent, it was mostly retail giants using the technology. This is still the case, but now Jeff Bezos’s behemoth may soon move into the top ten in corporate solar use.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

3. Target Produces the Most Solar Power of Any Corporation

A lot of people don’t know Target recently became the top company in the world to generate the most solar power. With this designation last year, they beat out Walmart for the first time.

Target ended up in this top spot thanks to them installing almost 70 megawatts of solar panels on their facilities throughout 2016.

4. Kmart Has Taken Their Solar Technology Overseas

While you’re aware of Kmart’s presence here in America, they’ve also opened stores in places like Australia. There, they’ve begun using solar technology as a major move in Oz to go solar in all commercial businesses.

Using a 100kW solar system at this Kmart store is going to generate about 148,000 kWh each year. It’s a significant amount that can get them off the country’s energy grid forever.

5. Kmart Promotes the Use of Solar in Their Products

Once Kmart decided to use solar technology, they also started producing products promoting the idea. One such product is a toy for kids that allows them to build their own mini solar house.

This unique toy works in real life. Just set the toy out in the sun and your children can watch the little house come to life as a primer on how solar energy works.

6. Walmart Wants to Invest More in Energy Storage

With Walmart being one of the first major corporations to use solar technology in 2005, they’ve continually moved forward to expand their solar horizons.

Recently, they announced they want to invest in more energy storage facilities to enable renewables. They’ve already invested in these facilities throughout California in addition to continuing their solar panel use on their company buildings.

7. Walmart’s Goal By 2020: 100% Renewable Energy

As with the companies above, Walmart has an agenda to expand their solar energy use by 2020. Their immediate plan is to become fueled 100% by renewable energy during that year.

Their other goal is to reduce by 20% their energy per square foot intensity on all their facilities around the globe.

 

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Solar Simplified: How Does It Work?

Remember being a kid and touching the small rectangle on the corner of your calculator
with your finger, while watching the numbers dance and disappear on the top panel?
We do. What may have looked like magic then, is actually an intricate technological
process in which PV cells convert sunlight directly into electricity. This is the same
technology that solar panels use today.

What does this mean exactly? Why is it important to know? We’re here to break down
what’s behind the technology that is revolutionizing how we produce and use energy:
PV, or photovoltaic, (photo, meaning light, and voltaic, meaning electricity) cells are
groups of cells that are connected electrically and packaged into a frame, which we call
Solar Panels.

When light strikes these cells a portion of the light is absorbed by a semiconductor in
the PV panel. Usually, semiconductors are made up of silicon cells. These cells convert
photons (units of light) to electrons. The energy passed on moves the electrons around,
letting them lose and allowing them to flow freely, which turns them into DC (direct
current) electricity.

The metal contacts that you usually see on the top and bottom of solar panels are there
so that the current can be drawn to an external one. That DC electricity then travels to
an inverter where it is turned into AC (alternating current) electricity.

After, AC electricity travels to a distribution network, which allows you to use it to power
your home. The most interesting part is that if your home generates more energy than
is being consumed, the extra electricity will get fed back into the national grid, allowing
you to receive financial rewards for the electricity your home generates.
Why is this information important? Because it’s simpler than it seems, and the more you
know the more you can understand what is happening when it’s time to do maintenance
on your solar panels. Knowledge is power; we want you to know every detail to make
sure that power always comes back to you.

7 Cheap Ways to Create a More Sustainable Home Environment

You’d think that for a company that specializes on solar energy we’d only be focused on getting you to buy the products we sell. But we’ve said it from the outset, and we’ll say it again: our goal goes beyond our own profit. You don’t need to buy solar panels, an electric car, or even expensive, organic food to make a difference. Here are some inexpensive changes you can make at home that will save you time and money, while you help make the world a healthier and more sustainable place.

Good landscaping can save energy

Structures are everything. How you structure your day can change its outcome, how we structure a city can change the way people live. So why not consider what the structure of your immediate landscape is like? According to the Energy Department, “A well-designed landscape not only can add beauty to your home but also can reduce your heating and cooling costs. A well-placed tree, shrub, or vine can deliver effective shade, act as a windbreak, and reduce your energy bills.”

Turn It Off

The concept is as simple as the title of this section, just turn it off. Think about the amount of times you leave the water running while brushing your teeth, or how long certain spaces in your home remain lit without anyone inhabiting them. Turning it off also means unplugging. For example, leaving your computer or cellphone charger plugged to the wall consumes unnecessary energy, even if your devices are not connected, and increases your energy bill substantially.

Exchange Incandescent bulbs for LED lightbulbs

Many are reluctant to make the switch to LED light bulbs because of their price. It’s true, compared to incandescent light bulbs the product in itself is more expensive, but in the long run, you’ll be saving much more. LEDs tend to use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting, meaning you’ll immediately notice the benefits on your electricity bill.

Compost

In addition to creating your own compost for your garden, while simultaneously reducing waste, you’ll be helping conserve energy. Communities everywhere use different methods of energy pumping and water treatment for cleaning the waste that we dispose of from pipes and water sources. The more waste water treatment the higher everyone’s water bills are. Think about what an entire composting community could do to your energy and water bills.

Buy local

In addition to creating your own compost for your garden, while simultaneously reducing waste, you’ll be helping conserve energy. Communities everywhere use different methods of energy pumping and water treatment for cleaning the waste that we dispose of from pipes and water sources. The more waste water treatment the higher everyone’s water bills are. Think about what an entire composting community could do to your energy and water bills.

Re-use and recycle

We’ve heard this time after time. Even though more and more people are drifting away from buying plastic and paper products, there’s still plenty of things we continue to use them for. Consider whether you can reuse certain containers and get creative with re-purposing. Not only will you be promoting a sustainable environment, but you’ll be saving money on buying products you don’t need. On the other hand, it’s important to create a clear recycling plan that is easy to follow for everyone at home, so that when the time comes it doesn’t feel like a task, but rather like a habit.

Seal Windows

Per the Energy Department, “you can improve the energy efficiency of existing windows by adding storm windows, caulking and weather-stripping, and using window treatments or coverings.” Window treatments and coverings, for instance, prevent heat loss during the winter and heat gain in the summer. Therefore, adjusting the seal on your windows can help you reduce the amount of heat or air-conditioning you’re using, allowing for less energy consumption and more money saved. 

Paris Agreement Created by 197 Countries Made History

Rewind to April 22 of 2016, the day 197 countries, including the U.S, united to address a problem that was and is, larger than any political or cultural difference they may have. By signing the Paris Agreement that day, leaders around the world sent a message loud and clear: it’s time to change.

It was a historical moment not only because of the xxx that the agreement entailed- determining how each country should contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening developing countries ability to cope with the impact of climate change, limiting temperature increases at a global level- but because it was the first time we saw the world recognize the necessity for this kind of plan.

Even after a U.S government decision to withdraw from the agreement a year later, American governors, mayors, and business leaders took it upon themselves to implement the necessary measures to address the crisis. Walmart, GM, Apple, Google, FedEx are just a handful of the top brands committing to solar energy; while California, Massachusetts, Texas, Nevada and Florida are the 5 states with the most solar jobs in the U.S.

Climate change aside, this shows that clean energy is beneficial to many other aspects of society, including the economy. Studies say that 1 out of 50 new jobs added in the U.S in 2016 were created by the solar industry. In a report, the Imperial College of London and Carbon Tracker stated that the demand for coal and oil would peak by 2020. This is because the cost of solar panels and other renewable energy source alternatives has decreased so much over the last decade that it’s become more sustainable, economically, to use them.

All these facts are nothing new for the Dvinci team. We’re constantly studying the development of the industry because we believe it’s time we re-think and unlearn many things we thought were true in the past. There are plenty of incentives for fossil fuel divestment, and we are committed to educating people at the local level, and across the globe, on what those incentives are.

Like many of the top business and government leaders in the U.S and the world, we believe in using conflict to strengthen the relationship with our goal. We provide the resources for solar developers and installers to do their jobs while guaranteeing customers will not only get the most competitive prices but real, quality assistance. This way, we help dismantle the myths surrounding solar energy and what it can do for the world while empowering people by making renewable energy accessible.

Think You Know Dvinci Energy?

Who is Dvinci Energy?

They say you don’t fully know someone until you’ve seen them handle a difficult situation. In these cases, there’s usually two kinds of people: those who choose to be paralyzed by a problem, and those who choose to turn the problem upside down and find the opportunities within.

At Dvinci, we’ve chosen to be the latter from the outset. We are the opportunities we see in the conflicts that arise around us.

Here’s how we do it.

Learning to Teach:

We begin with education. Investing in renewable energy is an opportunity to educate people on how their actions affect the world they live in. We recognize that to teach more, we must be willing to learn more. So, we’ve developed educational programs to ensure millennial professionals working with us not only learn the importance of sustainable energy, but also the importance of living a sustainable life.

But what is a sustainable life? Sustainability means balance; it means endurance and maintenance. To be sustainable one must learn to adapt to different circumstances. That flexibility, when facing a challenge, is imperative to find a solution. We teach the brightest minds to think about their daily actions like they would think about solving the energy crisis or climate change. You can’t sit still and wait for the world to remove the obstacles from your path.

 

Thinking global, acting local:

We at Dvinci Energy chose to see climate change as an opportunity for people to re-imagine how we structure many aspects of a globalized society. You can’t look at climate change based solely on its effect on the environment. Think of the Earth as someone whose cells have been smoking cigarettes for more than 100 years. Her body is now polluted and the sickness has influenced every organ in her body. At an economic, social and even political level, renewable energy has become a necessary, disruptive power.

At Dvinci we want to create a service type world, rather than a manufacturing world. We focus on creating partnerships with local manufacturers, installers, and developers- to be the link that connects them- so that the impact begins with them. Instead of trickle-down, we believe in trickle-up: meaning that to build more thriving and sustainable economies- at national and international levels- we must hand back the power to local businesses.

By making room for dialogue between us and local businesses and communities, we get to learn from them as much as they do from us. After all, their needs drive our goals.

 

Promoting Connectivity:

When you give back to local businesses you are helping foment a positive relationship with their communities. In this way, Dvinci works to deepen communication and connectivity between individuals in those communities.

You might wonder why connectivity is such an important factor. After all, aren’t we more connected to each other than we have ever been thanks to technology? The answer is yes, and no. Think of a tree. As it grows the branches may spread out in all directions, but its roots must remain grounded, connected to the soil, for it to live.

At Dvinci Energy we go back to the roots of human interaction. We do everything with a customer-centric approach. Technology allows us to communicate faster and more efficiently, but that doesn’t mean it has made communication better. Fostering good communication by being accessible to our customers not only lets us give more than we get, which is our goal, but we also get to remind people of what being connected truly means.

 

Where there’s a gap, we want to fill it. Where there’s a perspective that needs changing, we’ll switch sides, walk back and forth, examine every angle. Our motivation is the opportunity. The opportunity to educate. To change how we connect with each other. To heal so that we can continue to grow.

Think you know us now?

How Dvinci Energy Began

The Beginning

Nothing evolves by staying the same. It’s a simple, and almost obvious, observation. Everything around us works within cycles of change. Trees change with the seasons, markets fluctuate every day, people change over time and, thus, so do our realities.

Dvinci Energy was born out of the realization that for a company, a community, a planet to thrive, it must learn to adapt. After working with top leaders in the solar industry, Dvinci Energy’s CEO and Founder Walid Halty realized that if the world was going to change its ways, the companies that led the revolution had to change as well. We must be the round peg in the square hole, with the vivacity to step out of the mold.

Ask yourself this question:

Why fracture your energy by trying to do everything yourself when you can focus all of it on connecting the dots- on empowering those who have the knowledge and expertise- to help you achieve the same goal?

In such an interconnected world, isolation doesn’t make much sense, right? That’s why our mission is to decentralize power by connecting, building, and empowering communities with 100% renewable energy. By developing strategic partnerships with reputable, local installation companies and developers, not only do we guarantee top quality, customer-centric service, but we are making sure communities grow from within.

In other words, you can’t grasp the meaning of a masterpiece by ignoring the strokes of the paintbrush.

When we talk about renewable energy were not just speaking about a sustainable way to power the planet. We’re looking at the way we invest our energy in everything we do. Our goal is bold. And by that, we mean that our mission is bigger than us. Our purpose is bigger than success and it certainly is bigger than business or money. It’s about reminding everyone in the world of the possibility, the necessity, for progress.

And yes, we know that’s 7 billion people to reach. That’s why we understand that it begins with us, the people; with how we see the world as individuals, and how we work collectively to achieve the same goal.

We decided it was time to dismantle the way solar energy companies work so that we could free the world from outdated processes that should have disappeared a long time ago. We believe in common sense and human being’s capacity for it.

We believe in having the empathy to understand where we come from, and the boldness to change where we’re going. We believe that renewal is the natural answer; that every turning-point in history was born at the hands of those who saw the need for change and became it.

We invite you to become the change; to help us Empower & Be Empowered.