Envision Solar International, Inc., the designer and manufacturer of the solar shaded parking products, and Horizon Energy Group, a leader in US microgrid development, today announced the execution of a teaming agreement covering several active projects on which the companies are collaborating.
"Horizon Energy Group is the most respected microgrid strategic consultant in the industry," said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. "They are working with the major utilities and campus owners who are our primary target customers. They only work with quality customers and quality vendors, which is why they have chosen Envision for some of their most significant deployments.
"This teaming agreement will ensure that our joint customers get the most from both of our companies. Horizon gets the best solar shaded parking products and Envision Solar gets the best project development, battery storage and microgrid partner in the industry. Win, win."
Envision Solar and Horizon will shortly announce the first of a series of projects in which Horizon and their partners, Green Energy Corp and McKim Creed Green, will be the lead project development and delivery team, while Envision Solar will be the exclusive provider of solar support structures such as the Solar Tree array and Socket with EnvisionTrak tracking and SunCharge integrated renewable EV charging.
"At Horizon, we advise on, and invest in, only the highest quality energy infrastructure," said Steve Pullins, CEO of Horizon Energy Group. "Our clients demand it and our 40 years of experience in the utility industry has taught us that there is no substitute for high quality infrastructure.
"Envision Solar, with its iconic, high quality products is unique in the solar industry in that it has elected to focus on quality and longevity, and not cheapness. Their engineering, track record, and integration of battery storage solutions make them the right choice for our larger critical asset microgrid deployments.
"Our clients appreciate the fact that we are working exclusively with them on these significant projects."
Microgrids are renewable energy resources, high-efficiency combined heat and power solutions, advanced energy storage, and intelligent grid management systems, which form an essential element of the future of energy distribution in the U.S. and globally.
Annual project investments associated with microgrids are expected to top US$2 billion by 2015. Horizon Energy Group and Envision Solar have solutions suited to serve this rapidly growing microgrid market.