Irvine just got a bit a lot more solar-friendly.

Sullivan Solar Power, a San Diego-based solar power method provider, opened a new place at 18 Technologies Drive last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and electric auto demonstrations.

The business chose to expand into Irvine as its second location as a consequence of the city’s reputation as an up-and-coming organization hub, said company founder Daniel Sullivan.

The opening comes a couple weeks soon after the City Council’s Might ten decision to waive fees on solar installations and solar water heaters for commercial and residential buildings.

“It was ideal time for the company to open in Irvine simply because residents and organizations can now take advantage of the fee-waiver program and at the exact same time the technology that [Sullivan Solar Power] has to present,” said Councilman Steven Choi, who attended Wednesday’s occasion. “The city of Irvine is usually on the forefront and maintains stewardship of energy conservation and environmental policy.”

In all, about 600 systems have been installed at Long Beach City College, San Diego State and the Port of San Diego, given that the company was founded in 2004.Whilst a enterprise at its core, Sullivan Solar Power is deeply rooted in sustainable energy advocacy with an aggressive policy of community outreach and education, Sullivan said.

“We are at the point where we are able to declare energy independence from fossil fuels,” Sullivan said. “We have energy panels on our roofs and electric cars; we don’t require to import oil from foreign nations any far more.”

The organization installs solar panels, but also leaves the consumer with education on the best way to take conservation a single step additional, such as by employing an electric car.