Letting the Sunshine In
Lighthouse Solar has made great strides toward being “part of the solution” since its inception in 2006. In a span of only five years, the company has become one of the largest solarand photovoltaic-energy installers in the nation, with 14 locations coast-to-coast as well as its own brand of cutting-edge solar energy panels.
Impressed with Lighthouse Solar’s high business standards and environmentally friendly practices, Mark Kelley decided to open a franchise of his own in October 2009 as a way to help Hawaii homeowners save some of their hard-earned money.
“Living in the state with the highest energy costs in the country, I felt that helping people save money on energy costs, as well as reducing our dependency on imported oil, was the perfect reason to open up a local franchise,” explained Kelley, franchise owner/operator. “With rising energy costs and the cost of electricity here in the state of Hawaii, there’s large financial savings available to both residential and commercial customers.”
Besides helping reduce customers’ electric bills, Lighthouse Solar saves customers the headache that often comes with home improvement projects by operating under a vertically integrated business model.
“We focus on all aspects of solar industry, from design and manufacturing, to technical sales, system design and system installation,” said Kelley.
That means no middle-men. Instead, every customer receives individualized service from start to finish, thanks to a staff of highly trained technical sales engineers, who are all certified by NABCEP (the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners), the “gold standard” for PV and solar thermal installation certification.
“We collectively have more than 40 years’ experience in the solar energy industry,” noted Kelley, “and we are fully bonded and insured.”
In addition to its outstanding customer service, Lighthouse Solar remains an innovator in solar electric systems, thanks to its own brand of solar energy panels called Lumos (www.lumos.com), which are much more durable, energy-efficient, cost-effective and modern in design than traditional panels.
“Our panels rate among the highest quality in the world and are warrantied for 25 years,” Kelley said. “And because we manufacture our own solar panels, we are able to pass on our savings on materials to our customers.
“In this competitive solar marketplace, Lighthouse Solar has the advantage of being able to save customers a great amount of money because of our panels,” he adds. “Customers always are surprised at the large savings available.”
As if that weren’t enough, every Lighthouse Solar system includes a Limited Lifetime Workmanship Warranty and the revolutionary Lightgauge data-monitoring system (allowing customers to monitor their solar/PV system’s energy production and household energy consumption in real-time), free of cost.
Lighthouse Solar is located at 1040 Sand Island Parkway, Suite 100, and services residential and commercial homes, as well as businesses, on Oahu and all Neighbor Islands.
To learn more about the company or to get a free proposal, call the office at s783-0357 or visit the Lighthouse Solar website at www.lighthousesolar.com.