In 1992, Vincent Battaglia decided to move to Russia. Why? He believed he could introduce sustainable building practices to a country in desperate need—he was right. After teaching himself the language, Battaglia became a TV and event producer. For the seven years in which Battaglia resided in Russia, the waste around him became more and more evident. However, what stood out to him most was the centralized delivery of utilities.
Battaglia recollected, “There were these huge pipes crossing streets and going in every direction. I asked what they were and was told that these pipes deliver hot water to homes.”
“That’s crazy,” he remembered thinking. “How is the water even still warm by the time it gets into a home?”
Undoubtedly, the image stuck with Battaglia, and when he returned from Russia, he decided to get his MBA and pursue an idea that had been percolating in his mind for quite some time. He determined that he could contribute by starting a solar energy company so that people could create their own electricity—similar to the way in which each home produces its own hot water rather than having it delivered from a central location.
Battaglia noted, “Making your own electricity is so much more efficient—not to mention the money-saving and environmental benefits it brings.”
Renova Energy was the first company to be accredited by NABCEP in 2012 and is one of only 11 throughout the United States. Fast forward nearly 15 years later, Renova Energy is an award-winning company that has been named, amongst other honors:
- SunPower’s National Residential Dealer of the Year
- SunPower’s National Residential Top Producer of the Year
- Winner of the National Commercial Intelegant Award by SunPower
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Battaglia has been personally recognized, including being named Businessman of the Year by multiple Chambers of Commerce and as a finalist for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Battaglia is also the author of a book, now in its second edition, entitled, “Cut the Cord: How to Achieve Energy Independence by Joining the Solar-Powered Microgrid Revolution” and is available from Amazon. Originally published in 2015, it offered a brief summary of solar history and current data, as well as a look forward, which has all come to pass as predicted. Learn more
“With the term ‘microgrid’ now becoming common terminology, this is an opportunity to capitalize on bigger opportunities for solar-powered microgrids,” Battaglia explained.
Renova Energy wins the Best of Desert’s award for Best Place to Work in 2020. The contest is conducted annually by the Desert Sun to honor the top local companies in several categories.
“Renewable energy is now a priority for homes and businesses,” said Vincent Battaglia, Founder and CEO of Renova Energy. “We’re proud of the growth of this company, and people are proud to work here. And after launching the Renova Academy in 2008, we’re relaunching as Renova University in 2021 to accommodate a more virtual training platform for our employees. It’s wonderful to get recognition as a company.”
Renova Energy launches service in Arizona and is awarded by SunPower with the following awards in 2022:
- Residential National Customer Excellence Award
- Residential National Dealer Of The Year
- Residential National Excellence In Design Installation Award
- Residential National Rising Star
- Residential Top Producer Of The Year
- Residential Regional Dealer Of The Year
- Residential Excellence In Design Installation Winner
- Residential Regional Top Producer of The Year