IN THE PRESS
By The Progress-Index (Petersburg, Va.)
Aug. 15, 2018
CHESTER — More than 10,600 megawatts (MW) of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer Power Home Solar & Roofing has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry.
Power Home Solar achieved a rank of #12 on the Top Residential Installers list, out of 450 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 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. The 2018 list was released on July 24, 2018.
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By Tim Sylvia
July 31, 2018
The Detroit Lions are among the NFL’s leaders – now there’s a phrase you don’t hear often – in utilizing solar power. This past week North Carolina’ s Power Home Solar announced a partnership with the team that includes solar projects at both Ford Field and team training facilities in nearby Allen Park.
With this announcement comes a major milestone for solar in the NFL: each of the league’s eight divisions now include at least one team with solar capabilities. The NFL leads the four major North American pro sports leagues in terms of the number of teams with installed capacity at 12 – 33% more than the MLB and NBA and 200% more than the NHL.
There may be more to come, as Power Home co-founder Jayson Waller told pv magazine that the company is in negotiations for further developments with the Lions, as well as multiple other stadiums in the upper midwest.
By Annalise Frank
Crain's Detroit Business
July 24, 2018
The Detroit Lions are seeing the light — solar-powered light — at Ford Field and their training facility in Allen Park.
Mooresville, N.C.-based Power Home Solar installed the Lions' first solar panels, which will power Ford Field's parking garage lights and offset a portion of electrical costs in Allen Park.
The company is investing $1.5 million with the Lions over three years, including a sponsorship deal and panel costs, Power Home Solar CEO Jayson Waller said.
Power Home Solar adds Ohio to growing list of renewable energy markets
COLUMBUS, OH– May 9, 2018: Power Home Solar and Roofing, one of the fastest growing American companies to specialize in solar energy and roofing services, is bringing new renewable energy solutions and economic growth opportunities to residents and businesses in Ohio.
Power Home Solar today announced plans to open a new office in Worthington, Ohio, a northern suburb of Columbus, this month. The announcement marks a period of continual growth for the company, due in part to the dramatically decreasing costs of solar panels, federal and state renewable energy tax incentives, and the company’s commitment to using only American-Made products and performing all of its services solely with company employees to help boost local economies.
Power Home Solar, which launched in 2015 in Mooresville, North Carolina, with only 15 employees, is listed today as one of Inc. 500’s Top 100 America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, and the largest residential provider of solar energy solutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, and Virginia. The company recently announced an official partnership with the NFL’s Detroit Lions, and will be installing solar panels at Ford Field, Detroit’s home stadium, and developing strategies to help the organization address sustainability and environmental challenges.
“We’re very excited to bring Ohio residents an affordable solution to their rising utility bills,” said Jayson Waller, Co-Founder of Power Home Solar and Roofing. “Our mission is to help consumers save money, and gain energy independence over the rising costs of power by harnessing the sun’s natural energy to create a cleaner environment for future generations.”
Power Home Solar is one of the few American companies who designs, permits, finances, sells, installs, maintains and monitors solar energy systems and panels for residential, commercial, utility, and government applications 100% in-house, to best manage quality assurance and customer satisfaction, and to help local economies thrive by hiring area residents.
The company, which holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, also specializes in the design and installation of full roofing services. Their new Ohio office will be located at 510 E Wilson Bridge Road, Suite A, Worthington, Ohio 43085.
Ohio residents can find more information on career opportunities with Power Home Solar at www.powerhome.com.
For media inquiries please contact Sherrie Handrinos at SherrieHandrinos@gmail.com or call 734-341-6859.
By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First
A growing North Carolina business specializing in solar energy and roofing is planning a new office in Worthington.
Power Home Solar and Roofing is leasing 5,000 square feet at 510 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. as it looks to establish a market in Central Ohio. It says it ultimately looks to employ 65 to 70 in its local roofing operations. It's looking to hire a mix of back-office staff, salespeople and installers.
Founded in 2015 in Mooresville, North Carolina, the company has been listed on the Inc. 500's list of fastest growing private companies. It designs, finances, sells, installs and services home solar panels and says the decreasing cost of these solar panels, along with federal and state renewable energy tax incentives, have positioned it to grow its business as more building owners look to retrofit buildings with roof-mounted solar panels.
“We’re very excited to bring Ohio residents an affordable solution to their rising utility bills,” Jayson Waller, Power Home Solar's co-founder, said in a statement. “Our mission is to help consumers save money, and gain energy independence over the rising costs of power by harnessing the sun’s natural energy to create a cleaner environment for future generations.”
The company works in commercial, residential, utility and government real estate, and was recently named to a high-profile job installing solar panels at Ford Field in Detroit.
The company's entering Central Ohio at a time when construction and development is booming. Dodge Data & Analytics information shows nearly $771 million in new construction started in the first two months of the year, a jump of 48 percent from that time last year, including $262 million in residential projects and $508 million in other commercial buildings.
This new office will begin business May 15.
Brad Kitchen, president of Alterra Real Estate Advisors, represented the landlord in the lease, he said via phone.
Students get a kick out of solar presentation
Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin, center, visited Carter Middle School April 18 to talk about renewable energy and football. Martin supports science, technology, engineering and math education for students.
Photo by Erin Sanchez
WARREN — Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin and representatives from Power Home Solar teamed up for a special visit April 18 to Carter Middle School.
The group visited Jay Holtvluwer’s science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, classes in observance of Earth Day, which is celebrated April 22. Carter, 12000 Masonic Blvd., is part of Warren Consolidated Schools.
Martin, a professional football player in the National Football League, and members of Power Home Solar talked to the students about the benefits of using renewable energy, which includes solar, wind and thermal. Some students and staff members, including Principal Amy Hendry, wore Detroit Lions T-shirts to welcome Martin — although one student was caught sporting a Green Bay Packers jersey.
Solar energy works by capturing the sun’s energy and turning it into electricity for a home or business through panels. Holtvluwer and the students have been talking about renewable energy resources in class. One recent project involved the students — in teams — creating their own futuristic cities using the renewable energy sources they learned about.
Martin partnered with Power Home Solar to support STEM for kids, including future career opportunities in green technology. Power Home Solar, which specializes in solar energy and roofing services, created a STEM education program to get students thinking about how they use energy. Through the program, students learn about the science and math behind the engineering, design, technology and economics of solar power.
“This is something I believe in,” Martin said. “It’s never too early to start thinking about it.”
By having Martin and Power Home Solar at school, Holtvluwer said it gave the students “a firsthand look at solar panels.” Power Home Solar is headquartered in Sterling Heights and works in five states: Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Last Wednesday, Power Home Solar president and co-founder Jayson Waller, national training manager Kenny Klinger, marketing manager/solar consultant Ian Fezzey, co-founder and chief marketing officer Kevin Klink, and Parker Schram, manager of engineering and design, talked to the students about how solar panels provide solar energy.
According to the Power Home Solar group, solar panels are installed on the south side of a home or building to absorb the sun’s energy to warm. When designing a solar panel, there are several aspects to keep in mind, including solar time, shading, time constraints and altitude. As soon as the sun hits a solar panel, it begins to work.
At one point, the mood lightened a bit when Martin — dressed in a Lions jersey and baseball cap — took a chair with the students and asked several questions to the presenters. Martin then stood at the head of the classroom to take questions from the students.
Martin didn’t begin playing football until he was 17. The Carter crew found out that soccer is his second-favorite sport, which explains his role as a punter.
“That’s how I got into kicking: playing soccer,” he said. Martin also likes basketball and golf.
One student wanted to know what is Martin’s favorite stadium to play at other than Ford Field. That would be U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
“The new Minnesota (stadium) is really cool,” he said.
The star athlete also shared what he does to stay strong on the field.
“I work out. We have to work out,” Martin said. “You have to eat healthy to keep your body up. You can’t be polluting your body and expect to perform at a high level. It’s all about fueling your body.”