Solar Optimum Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence as a Leading Provider in California

Local Expertise, Real Relationships and Honest Talk have equated in over 72MW solar installations since 1998.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2018)— Solar Optimum, a multi award-winning, nationally ranked solar provider, celebrates ten years of transforming residential and commercial buildings across California into sources of clean energy, with over 100 employees serving thousands of customers and installing more than 72MW of solar panel systems to date.

It all started with Arno Aghamalian, a serial entrepreneur with an insatiable desire to use technology to change the world for the better. Solar Optimum was established by Aghamalian in his home garage in 1998 to fill the void in the Los Angeles market for a solar provider that was in it for the long-term, offering its customers only high-quality panels and extensive warranties. Government-backed, technology-based and good for the environment, Aghamalian finally met his perfect match with Solar Optimum. He started as a one-man band and swiftly expanded into the team he has today, bringing a combined 900 years of experience in construction, engineering, design, sales and marketing to customers.

Solar Optimum’s work has been recognized by the industry through awards and rankings including the 2017 Top 500 Solar Power World Ranking, which ranks Solar Optimum in the top 15% nationally, 8th for EPC Commercial and 23rd in for residential solar in California. Customers agree, with Solar Optimum receiving a consistent Five-star rating on Yelp, a A+ rating by the BBB and multiple reader’s choice awards including Best Solar Installer for five years in a row by the Los Angeles Daily News and three-time winner of the Angie’s List Super Service Award.

In this ever-changing industry where longevity is challenging, Solar Optimum’s decade-long reputation is amplified by its 25-year Performance Guarantee and 25-year warranties for Panels, Inverters and Workmanship. To maintain its dedication to quality, Solar Optimum only partners with premier industry brands like SunPower, LG, Enphase, SolarEdge, Panasonic and Tesla Energy.

From its fleet of thousands of solar systems, Solar Optimum designs to overproduce, developing systems guaranteeing three percent more productivity than guaranteed by its individual component manufacturers. The company’s reliable workmanship and passion for quality is illustrated by its 95 percent first-time inspection track record. 

Technical know-how and strategic thinking sets the company apart and helps them secure inventive, high-yielding commercial projects. “We pride ourselves in leading innovative solar technology by delivering customized solutions built to exceed expectations,” says Ara Krikorian, vice president of commercial development. “We put forth an ambitious schedule without sacrificing results for our recent project with Dependable Hawaiian Express and Dependable Global Express, installing a challenging system in a record-breaking time of five months, permanently offsetting 89% of the 595,000-kw hr. load and providing savings of more than $50,000 per year.”

As Aghamalian develops plans for Solar Optimum’s next decade, he intends to exponentially expand Solar Optimum’s commercial portfolio with more groundbreaking projects to help bring America closer to net zero.  Solar Optimum’s foundation remains unwavering with its promise to deliver the same expertise and skillset into every project, whether it’s a megamall in the heart of Los Angeles or a 3-bedroom home in San Fernando Valley. “We offer the capabilities of a large-sized solar company with the attention-to-detail and personalized customer service of a smaller shop,” Aghamalian proudly says, adding, “10 years of successfully navigating the solar industry is a testament to the strength, ingenuity and depth of the Solar Optimum. And this is the first of many innovative decades to come.”


About Solar Optimum

Solar Optimum, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based company that provides renewable and solar plus storage energy solutions for residential, business and commercial clients in the greater Los Angeles and Southern California area. Since 2008, Solar Optimum’s business philosophy has been focused on positive change by delivering environmentally friendly, alternative, independent and affordable solar solutions.  The staff at Solar Optimum is highly trained and certified to serve and represent their clients with expertise, respect and exceptional customer service.  A multi-award-winning company, Solar Optimum has an overarching goal to protect the environment using the most innovative solar technology available while maintaining long-term value for their customers. 

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