Design
We work closely with your design team to ensure every project meets your goals andrequirements. Our solar designers will size and layout solar water heating and solarPV systems and can provide engineered drawings to ensure the best solar system for the project is efficiently coordinated and integrated into the rest of your design.

Finance
Our team has financed hundreds of projects around the country. Whether it’s homes or schools, multifamily apartments or large commercial jobs, we know every project is different. From new construction projects to building retrofits, we’ve seen it all and can answer your questions and find the best fit for you. We manage all rebates, incentives,and tax credits to bring the most dollars to your project, and find a solution that makes the most financial sense.

Install
We install high-quality solar water heating and solar electric systems for both building retrofits and new construction projects. By working in close coordination with general contracting and subcontracting teams, we are able to ensure a timely and cost-effective solar installation. Our pre-construction collaboration techniques continue to pay great dividends for our clients.

Solar Projects

Families Served

Tons CO2 Saved

Norwalk Tower

 

Promise Energy installs the largest solar water heating system in the City of Norwalk in Los Angeles County.

“With the help of the solar water heating system by Promise Energy, the building now performs nearly 23.5% better than it did before.” – Preservation Partners Development

 

 

Day Street Apartments

 

This 45‐unit LEED Gold project features a 12‐collector solar water heating system and 36 kilowatts of photovoltaic panels installed by Promise Energy.

“By adding solar to the development, we are bringing operating costs down,which is great for the owner and the residents.” – LA Family Housing

 

 

 

Arrowhead Vista

 

The 24-collector solar water heating system provides an 85% reduction in natural gas consumption, while the 35-kilowatt solar PV system will save over $10,000 a year in electric bills.

“With the new solar systems designed by Promise Energy, our community will reap the benefits of clean, affordable energy for years to come,” said Brian D’Andrea, Senior VP of Housing at Century Housing.

 

 

 

Sol y Luna

 

This 53-unit LEED Platinum project features a 24 collector solar hot water system and a 35 kilowatt photovoltaic system installed by Promise Energy.

“As affordable housing developers, sustainability is an important priority for ELACC, because these solar systems will save us money every year, and greatly reduce Sol y Luna’s overall energy consumption.” – East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Our Team

Adam Boucher

Adam Boucher

CEO

A born entrepreneur with a passion for the environment and sustainability, Adam specializes in rooftop scale solar finance and development. He has financed over 1000 installations spanning five states and a dozen utility districts, putting tens of millions of dollars to work in the clean energy economy. Industries he has served include Affordable Housing, Multifamily, Municipal, Industrial, Schools and Residential.

Charlie Kuffner

Charlie Kuffner

COO

Currently managing installation of solar water heating and solar PV on 1000+ units of affordable housing. During his 28-year career at Swinerton Builders, he rose from carpenter to COO, and managed the construction of $20 billion in commercial and multifamily real estate. Built over 5000 Multifamily Units and developed over 100 MW of Solar Projects. Designed Solar Lab at Stanford University, and was a founding member of the Oakland Green Jobs Corp.

Andy Mannle

Andy Mannle

VP Strategic Development

Passionate advocate for cleaner energy, smarter buildings, and healthier communities.Writer, speaker, and advisor on Sustainable Building Methods for industry leaders and state policymakers, with ten years experience in green business and sustainable design.

Jonas Villalba

Jonas Villalba

VP Project Development

Master solar designer and licensed journeyman plumber who wears many different hats including estimator, engineer, and installer. Managed teams of 40+ MEP and HVAC tradesmen constructing 1 million sq/ft concrete buildings for companies such as Magnavox and Panasonic. Has provided solar solutions for thousands of units of multifamily housing, commercial, LEED, and net zero projects, with over 20 years experience in Design-Build contracting.

Derek Huntington

Derek Huntington

VP Finance

Spreadsheet wizard specializing in corporate finance, underwriting, business development, and community economics. President of Sonoma County Go Local Cooperative and an advocate for community choice power, crowd-sourcing, and microeconomics.

Daniel Boucher

Daniel Boucher

VP Design and Permitting

Takes the edge off solar by managing our permitting and engineering process. Oversees project engineers and works closely with city Building & Safety, Electrical, Fire, Plumbing, and Mechanical departments. Was born and raised in SF and cares deeply about team health; his three daughters; and the people and planet we all share.

Suzanne Bernard

Suzanne Bernard

Controller

Seasoned financial analyst with extensive accounting expertise in the construction industry, including billing, insurance, labor compliance, and contract management.With a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Paris, France, her professional motto is Science is my first love, but Accounting is my passion.”

Michael Boucher

Michael Boucher

VP Project Management

Manages field crews, project sites, and installations of solar photovoltaic and hot water systems. Responsible for hiring, sourcing new equipment solutions, managing supplies, inventory, and project billing. Lives a gluten-free lifestyle, and loves to sail and scuba dive in his spare time.

Jason Crosby

Jason Crosby

Field Operations Manager

Seasoned solar professional with over 22 years of installation and technical experience. Has installed a variety of solar projects ranging from residential pool and hot water systems to large commercial scale and high-end residential PV systems. NABCEP Certified, with experience working on cogeneration projects for the military and has significant field experience, from leading installation crews to construction management. When it comes to his work, Solar Thermal is not just a job, it’s his passion.

 

Natasha Patel

Natasha Patel

Program Manager
UCLA graduate in Environmental Science. Expert in solar rebate and incentive programs for major CA utilities including CSI-Thermal program, MASH, and LADWP Solar Incentive Program. Former Clean Energy and Communications Intern at Environment California, and the Blue-Green Alliance Foundation in Washington DC.
8695 Washington Blvd, #205
Culver City, CA 90034
C: 888.444.7911
Info@promiseenergy.com

 

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Promise Energy Provides Solar Savings for Sol y Luna Apartments

Los Angeles based solar firm Promise Energy installs a 35 Kilowatt solar photovoltaic system and 24 collector solar hot water system for nonprofit affordable housing developer East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC), helping them to achieve a LEED Platinum Certification.   Encased in bright and colorful mosaic tiles on the corner of 1st and Evergreen Avenue in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, stands a newly constructed 53-unit affordable housing complex called Sol y Luna Apartments. The building will provide safe, secure housing for some of East LA’s lowest-income residents. To maintain long-term affordability, and ensure the building is protected from rising utility costs, the project includes solar photovoltaic and solar hot water systems designed and installed by Los Angeles based solar company Promise Energy. This unique $22 million dollar project is owned by affordable housing developer East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC) and was designed by Silver Lake firm Birba Group Architects. Financed in part by low-income tax credits, Sol y Luna Apartments is certified at the LEED Platinum level, and has installed efficiency measures including a graywater system along with the solar photovoltaic and solar hot water systems. “The low-income and very low-income residents of Sol y Luna are very excited that their building is powered by clean, renewable energy,” says Maury Ruano, Senior Project Manager at ELACC. “As affordable housing developers, sustainability is an important priority for ELACC, because these solar systems will save us money every year, and greatly reduce Sol y Luna’s overall energy consumption.” “Promise Energy also filed incentives for us for both solar systems, so in the long run the overall...