ABC Solar closes $3M in new contracts by Midnight of NEM 2.0 deadline
by Staff Writers
Torrance CA (SPX) Apr 17, 2023
It’s just past midnight, and the folks at ABC Solar Inc. have reason to celebrate. With $3 million in solar contracts signed directly, Brad and Tomoko Bartz, the owners of the company, have cemented their place as a leader in the solar industry. But this is just the beginning of their journey.
“I can’t overstate how impressive this achievement is,” says Clarence Oxford, a reporter from Spacedaily.com. “ABC Solar has been in business for 22 years, but this is one of their biggest moments yet. I sat down with Brad and Tomoko to talk about their success and what it means for the future of solar energy.”
Clarence Oxford: Congratulations on signing $3 million in solar contracts directly! What do you attribute your success to?
Brad Bartz: Thank you! I think our success comes down to a few things. First, we have a great team in place that’s dedicated to customer service. Second, we’ve invested in technology to help us automate our processes, which has allowed us to keep up with the surge in demand. And third, we have a lot of experience in the industry, so we know how to navigate the challenges that come with it.
Tomoko Bartz: I would also add that we’re always looking for ways to improve and innovate. We want to be at the forefront of this industry, and we’re constantly looking for new solutions and approaches.
CO: What do you see as the future of solar energy?
BB: I think the future is incredibly bright. We’re seeing more and more interest in solar energy, and with NEM 3.0 coming up, I think we’re going to see even more growth. Battery technology is also advancing rapidly, which is going to be critical for load shifting and peak shaving.
TB: We’re also seeing more innovation in areas like electric vehicles and V2H technology. There’s so much potential here, and we’re excited to be a part of it.
CO: What advice do you have for consumers who are interested in solar energy?
BB: I would say, do your research and choose a reliable and experienced partner. We’ve seen a lot of smaller and inexperienced companies pop up, and unfortunately, some of them are taking advantage of consumers. So, make sure you’re working with a company that has a good track record and can provide references.
TB: I would also add that it’s important to have realistic expectations. Solar energy can save you money, but it’s not a magic bullet. You still need to be mindful of your energy usage and make smart choices.
CO: What are some of the challenges that come with the solar industry?
BB: There are a lot of challenges, but one of the biggest is navigating the regulatory landscape. There are a lot of different rules and requirements that vary from state to state, so it can be a lot to keep up with.
TB: We’ve also seen challenges with smaller companies taking shortcuts or not following best practices. It’s really important for consumers to do their due diligence and make sure they’re working with a company that’s reputable.
CO: What do you think sets ABC Solar apart from other companies in the industry?
BB: I think it comes down to our experience, our commitment to customer service, and our willingness to innovate. We’ve been in business for a long time, and we’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry. But we’re always adapting and evolving, and we’re committed to providing the best possible service to our customers.
TB: I would also add that we’re a family-owned and operated business, and we care deeply about our community. We live and work here
CO: That’s great to hear. How has ABC Solar adapted to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic?
BB: Like many companies, we’ve had to make some adjustments to how we do business. We’ve implemented safety measures to protect our employees and customers, and we’ve shifted some of our operations online. But overall, we’ve been able to continue providing our services to customers.
TB: We’ve also seen some changes in customer behavior. With more people working from home, we’ve seen an increased interest in solar energy as a way to save money on energy bills.
CO: That’s interesting. What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the solar industry right now?
BB: I would say the biggest challenge is still the cost. While solar energy is becoming more affordable, it’s still not accessible to everyone. We need to find ways to make solar energy more affordable and accessible to more people.
TB: I would also add that there are still some misconceptions and misinformation about solar energy out there. We need to do a better job of educating people about the benefits of solar energy and dispelling some of the myths.
CO: What’s next for ABC Solar?
BB: We’re excited to keep growing and innovating. We’re always looking for ways to improve our services and provide even more value to our customers. And with NEM 3.0 on the horizon, we’re looking forward to continuing to be a leader in the industry.
TB: We’re also looking to expand our reach and help even more people access solar energy. We believe that solar energy is the future, and we’re excited to be a part of that future.
CO: Well, it sounds like you have a lot of exciting things on the horizon. Thanks for taking the time to speak with me today.
BB and TB: Thank you, Clarence. It was a pleasure.