Hawaii’s leading solar energy firm, RevoluSun, is Hawaii’s most innovative company, according to the judges in Pacific Business News’ 2011 Business Leadership Hawaii Awards. More than 700 people attended the awards dinner and celebration at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu last night, which honored Hawaii companies in the following categories: Innovative Company of the Year, The Cades Foundation Nonprofit Leadership, Community Spirit, Best in Small Business, Best in Business and the American Savings Bank Business Leader of the Year.
“With such fierce competition in this award category, we are thrilled to be named Hawaii’s Most Innovative Company,” said Todd Georgopapadakos, RevoluSun Principal. “Our innovation is driven by our unique lateral management approach. Each of the leaders in this organization is compelled to bring drive and improvement to their area. It is a joy to be a member of such a dynamic and creative team. Our partnership with APB and our incredible project development team have helped propel RevoluSun to the top of an extremely competitive solar industry in this state. Now through our franchise program, we can take this model and implement it throughout the mainland and beyond.”
RevoluSun developed RiSE®, a proprietary software system that streamlines the design and pricing of its solar energy systems. The firm also developed REVOS®, which integrates with RiSE® to manage the site assessment, design and construction processes, thereby facilitating better oversight throughout the entire value installation process. Together, RevoluSun’s software tools ensure higher closing rates, reduce back office costs, and make PV system installation more efficient. In short, RevoluSun’s innovative software systems function as an operating system for the solar integration business.
Another innovative aspect to RevoluSun’s business model is the company’s forward-thinking approach to partnerships in the construction industry. In an effort to scale its installation capacity at a rate commensurate with its rapid sales growth, RevoluSun formed a Joint Venture with an established local construction firm APB Construction Group in 2009. This partnership has resulted in industry-leading construction standards statewide when it comes to quality and professionalism for solar installations. The success of this Joint Venture is evident through RevoluSun’s 17 MW of installed and in the pipeline jobs. It is also the reason RevoluSun is the contractor of choice for many renewable energy projects throughout the state by large corporations and the military as well as single-family homeowners. Each job receives the best-trained and most professional installation experience available.
In May 2011, RevoluSun launched Energy Intelligence, a formal division within the company to aid commercial clients with reducing overall energy consumption in their buildings. By reducing the commercial building’s energy usage through Energy Intelligence’s innovative designed solutions, clients can realize an immediate cost savings through low-cost and no-cost measures. Then, RevoluSun designs a custom solar system that can offset the remaining energy bill, which is smaller in scale thanks to the reduced power consumption.
RevoluSun was the first solar company to offer free solar seminars throughout the state to educate businesses, government entities, non-profits and homeowners on the complex issue of solar, to help them understand how it benefits them, and the many options toward financing, designing and installing a custom solar system. RevoluSun also provides the most extensive solar open house program in Hawaii, which features RevoluSun-designed and installed systems throughout Oahu every weekend with open houses on Maui and the Big Island increasing all the time as more RevoluSun systems come online in those islands. Those interested in PV can hear first-hand from homeowners about their experience as well as learn more about how solar works.
RevoluSun is Hawaii’s leading solar provider, designing and installing more residential photovoltaic projects in 2010 than any other company. Providing the highest quality of service, technology and design in renewable energy, RevoluSun is bringing cleaner, smarter energy to communities, one rooftop at a time. With its extensive network of alternative energy partners and detailed knowledge of federal and state tax incentives, RevoluSun makes renewable solar energy an affordable, attractive option for both homeowners and businesses.
Hawaii-owned RevoluSun offers free, understandable energy evaluations to its residential clients, which allow for customized systems based on each home’s unique energy needs. RevoluSun also provides a robust community education program aimed at educating homeowners on how solar works and what tax incentives are available through its free solar education series and solar open house programs. For commercial and government projects, RevoluSun is pioneering new models in renewable energy that provide maximum value, expertise and service, while ensuring its client’s structure the best possible business models to take advantage of local renewable energy opportunities.