To Do Good in the World, Partner Up!

Partner Up For Solar

Abe Issa, CEO

We are already seeing the effects of climate change, but thankfully, society has made efforts to be equipped with the most effective tool to mitigate and adapt to it. Protecting our planet today, means a better world for future generations. Many corporations have made the shift to Eco-friendly and environmental partnerships to help leave a positive footprint on the earth. Here are just five that have done their fair share of making the world a better place!

IKEA solar power

IKEA

IKEA’s invested in sustainability and environment in its entire business operations. It starts with their supply chain, where the Swedish furniture-maker has sourced close to 50 per cent of its wood from sustainable foresters and 100 per cent of its cotton from farms that meet the Better Cotton standards. This helps reduce the use of water, energy and chemical fertilizers and pesticides on products. You can see their commitment to sustainability at the store as well. IKEA has more than 700,000 solar panels powering its stores, and plans to start selling them to customers in the UK. They make a real effort to use renewable energy. In 2012, IKEA announced its goal to be powered by 100 per cent renewables by 2020 – but just four years later, it upped the ante aiming to be a net energy exporter in the same time. With companies partnering to make the world a better place in each area, they are changing so much for our future generations.

Wipro Eco Energy solar power

Wipro EcoEnergy - Partnerships

Wipro EcoEnergy is doing big things in the world of green business by providing “intelligent and sustainable solutions for enterprise-wide energy operations and efficiency management.” You might have heard of them, but they are a growing force in energy. They partner with companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint and energy wastage. This partnership helps save a lot of money each year for them. 

Wipro keeps clients savings numbers under wraps, but they’re much more open about how they’ve helped the environment. To date, Wipro energy management services have saved over 1.5 billion kWh, equivalent to taking over 222,600 cars off the road for a year. That is a  great result and they continue to look for more energy efficiency initiatives. 

TOMS One for One Solar Power

Toms - One for One 

While visiting Argentina in 2006, world traveler Blake Mycoskie was floored when he saw how many children were growing up without shoes, making life incredibly difficult for them and their families. Shoes is often something many of us take for granted in the USA. That’s when he had the idea to start a company that donated a pair of shoes to a child for every pair sold.

11 years later, TOMS has donated over 60 million shoes to children around the world. To increase their reach and help even more people out, TOMS has since expanded to provide clean drinking water, eye services, and safe birth kits. They hope to help communities-in-need around the globe.

In addition to supporting people, TOMS also respects our planet. All of their shoes (and even the shoe boxes) are made with sustainable, recyclable and vegan materials. They are finding where they can support the environment and people in each area of the company. 

NIKE solar

Nike

Nike hasn’t always had a perfect image when it comes to corporate sustainability, but they’ve made many changes that are doing a ton of good around the world. Nike was on Morgan Stanley’s list in 2015 of most sustainable clothing and footwear brands. The key to their success is the company’s robust disclosure about its supply chain and production practices. They’re also encourage designers to make green choices with an app that helps you compare the environmental footprint of different fabrics. Nike uses post-consumer recycled materials in some of its products, including its 2011 World Cup jerseys and shoes. It’s also redesigned its boxes to reduce packaging, committed to eliminating chemical discharges, invested in energy efficiency in its factories and more. 

Additionally, Nike is also just recently partnered with NASA and other government agencies to innovate the path for chemistry to green the processing of raw materials into goods.

IBM Solar

IBM

IBM was an early adopter of sustainability and Eco-friendly business. Corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship has been part of the company’s mission since the 1960's. It looks different now as they tackle different environmental issues. Its first sustainability mission was published in 1990 and its data centers have received awards from the European Commission for their long-time energy efficiency successes. Today, IBM’s efforts include smart buildings that reduce resource demand, green procurement, water resource management and more for a truly comprehensive approach. We can’t wait to see what else they do in the future! 

CONCLUSION

Climate change is increasingly important and should be a priority for humankind. If everyone made an intentional decision to positively impact the environment, imagine the world we could live in! It is our job as a species to come together and create the change we want to see. It starts with you and me. As a company, we are doing our fair share of partnering to make the planet a better place. Ask us what we are doing and how you can partner with us!

Envirosolar Ranked #1 Residential Oklahoma Solar Company and #14 National Residential Solar Company on 2019 Top Solar Contractors List

Envirosolar Ranks at Top of 2019 Solar Contractors

Envirosolar Ranks at Top of 2019 Solar Contractors

With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, Envirosolar Power is happy to be contributing to the country's energy mix. Envirosolar has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving #1 residential solar companies in Oklahoma and #14 in America out of 415 solar companies on the magazine's 2019 Top Solar Contractors list.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets, and ranks contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year.

"Solar Power World enjoys assembling the Top Solar Contractors list each year, and our 2019 edition features hundreds of companies making big impacts in local energy markets," said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. "Solar power is becoming competitive with traditional electricity sources in more markets, and cities and states are demanding more renewable energy options. It's a great time to be a solar installer, and we're happy to highlight the best installation companies in the country on our list."

The U.S. solar market is expected to see 14% growth in 2019, with over 12 GW of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to power 2.28 million average American homes.

Envirosolar employs a network of partners who installed thousands of systems in 2018. Since its founding in 2016, the company has originated several thousand solar systems. The company is the first nationwide solar developer who has integrated a smart home offering at scale to its customers.

“This is a very exciting time for us and our businesses. The decade of solar is here and we feel with our differentiated model we will continue to move up in the leadership ranks. We are extremely devoted to nationwide job creation and doing our part toward economic development”, CEO Abe Issa.

Solar Power Achieves A Major Milestone On The Path To Replacing Dirty Electricity: Over 2,000,000 Solar Installations Achieved!

On May 9th, 2019, it was announced that America has achieved over two million commercial and residential solar installations powering more than twelve million American homes.

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On May 9th, 2019, it was announced that America has achieved over two million commercial and residential solar installations powering more than twelve million American homes.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, this milestone comes just three years after the industry completed its one millionth installation, a feat that took forty years to accomplish.

“The rapid growth in the solar industry has completely reshaped the energy conversation in this country,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA president and CEO. “This seventeen billion industry is on track to double again in five years, and we believe that the 2020s will be the decade that solar becomes the dominant new form of energy generation.”

As a leader in the solar space, Envirosolar Power has been a driving force in fast growth of clean energy solar installations. CEO Abe Issa has a vision for fifteen percent of America installing residential solar by 2015, calling it the “Solarize America” plan.

“The fact that two thirds of American voters want one hundred percent renewable energy by 2030 is more energy and momentum that drives the #SolarizeAmerica vision,” says Issa.

two thirds of American voters demand 100% renewable energy by 2030

As founder and CEO of Envirosolar and Intelli Smart Homes, Abe Issa was recognized with multiple Stevie® Awards in the ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - ENERGY and TECH INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR – SERVICES award categories in The 17th Annual American Business Awards®today.

The Solar Industry Is One Of The Fastest Growing Job Markets In The U.S.

Rhone Resch, the president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), says “Solar energy continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States.”

To put this growth in numbers:

With #SolarizeAmerica, Envirosolar Power Will Continue To Grow As The Leading Solar Energy and Smart Home Installation Companies

“We will keep leading this fight,” says Issa. “The fossil fuel industry is subsidized in America right now. But their time is coming to an end.” The IMF found that direct and indirect subsidies for coal, oil and gas in the U.S. reached $649 billion in 2015. Pentagon spending that same year was $599 billion.

“The great part is that renewable power just overtook coal for the first time in history,” says Issa. “We are the number one solar company in Texas, the number eight rooftop solar company in America, and the second fastest growing company according to Inc. Magazine. With over twenty billion Watts of solar added to the US gris and over thirty million kWh generated per year by our customer base, we are ready to add millions more installations across the US.”

Founder of Envirosolar Recognized With Multiple Stevie® Awards as Renewable Power Surpasses Coal for First Time

Stevie Award Winner ABE ISSA 2019

AUSTIN, Texas, May 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABE ISSA, Founder of Envirosolar and Intelli Smart Homes was recognized with multiple Stevie® Awards in the ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - ENERGY and TECH INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR – SERVICES award categories in The 17th Annual American Business Awards®today.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 11.

“These Stevie awards are a market nod to the powerhouse trend of solar power and smart home systems replacing outdated living models,” says Issa. “For the first time ever, renewable energy is outpacing coal electricity. Solar-powered smart homes make more sense now more than ever, and the economics finally prove it.”

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. ABE ISSA of ENVIROSOLAR was nominated in the ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - ENERGY and TECH INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR – SERVICES award categories. 

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Judge commentary showed that they favored the combination of Issa’s leadership at ENVIROSOLAR and INTELLI SMART HOMES helping customers in the journey of smart home advances driven through energy management programs and reduced dependency on fossil fuels.

“All of the Stevie Award winners should be very proud of their achievements.  Independent professionals around the world have agreed that their accomplishments are worthy of public recognition,” said Stevie Awards President and founder, Michael Gallagher.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

About Envirosolar Power
Envirosolar is one of the nation’s top ten rooftop solar companies. Our goal is to see America switch fifteen percent of the electricity grid to solar by 2025, and our commitment is to create a tremendous amount of jobs and a cleaner environment while continually improving our customer satisfaction rating.

A Vision For A Sustainable America

It's not easy being on the front lines of sustainability in America. Throughout the last several years America has been battling itself politically and nationally with regards to sustainability initiatives.

During that time, a fight has emerged between solar companies and some electrical utilities. As CEO of Envirosolar, I have been at the forefront of these solar wars and wish to share with you the sustainability vision that Envirosolar lives by to help America achieve energy sustainability while providing value to homeowners.

A new report has just been released by Energy Innovation, a clean energy advocacy and research organization showing it would be cheaper to build local wind and solar projects than continuing to operate 74 percent of U.S. coal plants. It's no wonder utility trade groups describe rooftop solar as a "disruptive challenge" that threatens revenues and profits as electric utilities continue to raise prices and customers defect to solar. My reputation and company brand have come under attack as Envirosolar scales and continues to develop solar.

Certainly, through my business journey I have learned valuable lessons. Early iterations of home efficiency combinations didn't fully meet expectations for every customer, and these prior businesses paid the price to make good for those shortcomings. It was a business lesson to be learned.

Now, with Envirosolar we are at the top of the solar and smart-home business as we expand the company across the entire US. We have recently launched a new look of the brand, along with substantial customer service upgrades and support systems to ensure we can quickly and efficiently service each and every customer from the beginning of their solar journey throughout their entire ownership of the system. New technology continues to be invested in by Envirosolar to positively enhance the customer experience.

The “Solarize America” vision is to see America’s electric grid become fifteen percent solar powered by 2025. I encourage you to visit Abe Issa or Envirosolar's websites to support in this important mission. Thank you.

Abe Issa

Power To Keep The Good Times Going: How Envirosolar is “Leading The Charge” to #SolarizeAmerica

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Recently, hundreds of thousands of students around the world protested climate inaction by taking part in a Global Climate Strike. Since the sun can be counted on to generate energy every day, present generations should look to the solar industry for jobs and inspiration. It’s the older generations of Americans who own homes, and they are the ones who can boost America’s deeply-needed solar transformation.

The “Solarize America” vision of Envirosolar Power is to see America’s electric grid become fifteen percent solar powered by 2025.

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Why fifteen?

Currently, just about two percent of America’s electric grid is solar powered. We need to do better as a country. Fifteen percent solar is the point when utilities will need to upgrade power lines across America to handle the influx of energy from the sun.

Between now and then, the youth of today should look to the solar industry as one positive way to address climate inaction. Whether pursuing careers in sales, installations, customer service, or a variety of exciting opportunities, solar is a proven technology to achieve sustainability and real climate action goals. Even Leonardo Dicaprio’s Twitter background features solar panels.

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At Envirosolar, we are excited to spread this vision and this past weekend we helped attendees at SXSW keep their mobile phones charged and full of power to keep the good times going. Often people at community events don’t have a back up battery pack or a place to plug into, so the Envirosolar team jumped into action to build a mobile solar powered phone charging station.

SXSW attracts around 150,000 visitors to Austin per year and without a phone, many of them couldn’t call a Lyft or transportation back to their lodging. Others were out of contact with friends and needed their phones charged to get back in communication. 

While standing around waiting for their phones to charge, Envirosolar representatives chatted about photovoltaic (PV) panel solar power, answering questions and engaging in sustainability and renewable energy awareness conversations.

SXSW Phone Charging station Envirosolar

Topics that people appreciate learning about are Renewable energy, Photovoltaic and Residential Incentive programs, and discussing how to actually achieve sustainability.

In the end, it’s a whole lot of fun to get out in the community as leaders in the solar space. We can get used to leading this kind of charge.

  • Abe Issa, CEO