Our fifth winning power optimizer has been found! The newest winner is Kuykendall Solar of California. Working mainly in California from Bakersfield to Modesto, Kuykendall Solar install all over the central valley using mostly SolarEdge optimized inverters.
Kuykendall Solar started out as a residential home builder with some solar projects on the side. “Our first installation was in 2002 and we did it just for something else to build,” said Brian Kuydendall, CEO of Kuykendall Solar. While it was only a small market at the time, the company had found a new direction switching to 100% solar. “We fell in love with solar at the time and in 2009, made the switch to being a complete solar business,” he said.
They have a different business model in that they perform installations for partner companies who do the upfront selling. “Our relationship with the installation partners helps us both,” said Brian. “We don’t have the customer acquisition costs and they don’t have the backend overhead costs.”
“SolarEdge gives us exceptional power production at an affordable price. We use [its] hardware to give more features and more value to the customer, and my team gets amazing customer service and really strong technical support from the SolarEdge team,” said Brian Matthewson, Residential Operations Director.
[Sam Krucki, the employee who found the winning optimizer]
Sam Krucki found the winning optimizer while on a residential installation. Kuykendall Solar plans to share the $10,000 prize winnings with the residential installation crews as a bonus for their hard work. “We believe in giving back to our crews as much as possible,” said Brian. “I’ll need to take Sam out for a very nice dinner after this!”
Congratulations to Brian and the Kuykendall Solar crews!
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Brian Kuykendall, CEO