Pleasanton, CA, March 12, 2020 – Cool Earth Solar, a Pleasanton-based Residential & Commercial solar installer, has received the SunPower “Regional Intelegant” award for an exceptionally well-designed and installed commercial solar project commissioned in 2019. The Intelegant award showcases when Intelligent engineering and elegant design collide. The 451 kW award-winning rooftop and carport system is producing clean energy for ATUM Biotech in Newark, CA.

“Cool Earth Solar has demonstrated superior craftsmanship with the sleek design and installation of this SunPower system, featuring premium solar panels that are unmatched in performance, reliability and aesthetics,” said Norm Taffe, SunPower executive vice president, North America. “We congratulate Cool Earth Solar for their extraordinary delivery of such an elegant commercial solar project and look forward to their continued success as a SunPower dealer in 2020.”

During the initial analysis Rob Lamkin, CEO of Cool Earth Solar, realized that ATUM had high energy use, and very limited space. Using SunPower’s 470/Watt Commercial Panels, which are 22% efficient, they were able to maximize on ATUM’s roof and parking lot space, offsetting the facility’s entire energy consumption.

“We decided to install solar as one of the many green initiatives taken here at ATUM. Cool Earth Solar came highly recommended as a local installer and Rob showed us that SunPower’s high efficiency panels were the best option to meet our high energy needs in the limited space we had. Our new solar carports look beautiful. Together with the system on the roof we have a great financial investment for the company, and an environmental investment for everyone.” said Jeremy Minshull, President/CEO of ATUM.

In addition to their SunPower solar system, the site also features LED lighting throughout, energy efficient elastomeric acrylic roofing, and a water recycling system. In addition, ATUM participates in a cost-neutral waste to energy program and composting program.

“Cool Earth Solar is honored to receive the 2019 ‘Regional Intelegant’ award from SunPower,” said Rob Lamkin, CEO of Cool Earth Solar. “SunPower’s innovative commercial solar solutions combined with Cool Earth’s reputation for high-quality work and customer service will help ensure that ATUM’s solar energy system delivers economic and environmental benefits for the next 25 years or more.”

About Cool Earth Solar

Cool Earth Solar, founded in 2007 and located in Pleasanton, California, believes that everyone should have access to affordable and abundant energy from a clean energy source. The company provides a full-turn key solar project for their residential and commercial customers. Cool Earth Solar performs a complete package of project services, including site survey, financial analysis, engineering and design, permitting, procurement, construction, utility interconnection, start-up and commissioning, plant monitoring, and on-going operation and maintenance.