Energizing With Integrity

About Renova Energy

Your Leading Solar Team in the Coachella Valley

At Renova Energy, our Coachella Valley solar team is committed to delivering practical, sustainable solar energy production and battery storage. And as our mission statement continues, "Our brand will be national, our commitment local, and our standards the highest - to the long-term benefit of our employees, customers and community."

We truly do seek to embody "Local. Brighter. Better." with a passionate commitment to customer service. And we believe that begins with empowering employees, which is why we are an employee-owned company. Founded in Palm Desert, we also work to give back to the community, with frequent school tours and participation in community events.

Our Values

  • Integrity

    Renova Energy prides itself on working with integrity in all aspects. We ascribe to the SEIA Code of Conduct for solar companies, which means we operate with the highest standards for our sales and installation practices. We work to inform and educate our potential customers, and help them decide if solar is right for their particular circumstance, and are not afraid to advise them not to move forward if it's in their best interest. We operate with a collaborative mindset focused on continuous improvement as it relates to policies, procedures and technology - anything that enhances the experience with Renova Energy for our employees and customers. This results in high employee satisfaction, longevity and loyalty. Respect for each other and our customers is built into the DNA of Renova Energy. That translates into a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and caring culture that is dedicated to authentic, heartfelt customer service.
  • Innovation

    Renova Energy works hard to stay ahead of new developments in the renewable energy arena - going so far as to have our own research and development facility for battery storage. We extensively test new equipment options in-house and in the field before making them available to customers. We also strive to utilize the latest in technology to enhance our internal communications and those with customers in order to make your process of going solar as smooth as possible.
  • Intelligence

    Renova Energy prides itself on being an authority on solar, battery storage and everything related to it. That's why we provide a site survey at your home or business before we prepare a proposal. That's why we collect your past energy bills, or collect 15-minute interval energy data for businesses. That's why we install and test each model of battery before we make it available to the public. And that's why we're the only local company that is accredited by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), one of only nine companies in the country to have successfully passed their rigorous investigation into sales and installation practices.
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Renova Energy: By The Numbers

Renova Energy has installed thousands of solar systems in the Coachella Valley and is well acquainted with every HOA and city preference, the experience that leads to a smoother and more efficient path for your installation. As a $40 million company, Renova Energy is here now, and for the future, so you can rest assured any issues can be promptly addressed.

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Employee Owned

The Renova Energy Employee Stock Ownership Program

Companies work better when everyone acts like an owner. And at Renova Energy, everything works better because everyone is an owner! Under the Renova Energy ESOP program, after only a year each team member is given shares in the company. Why does that matter? Empowered employees can make decisions on the spot. That leads to better customer service and inspires loyalty and longevity among employees, so you're dealing with seasoned professionals.

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Paint El Paseo Pink Palm Desert participants
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Renova Energy Gives Back

Children touring a solar energy company
Speaker and presenter at Desert Arc charity event
Organization tent and community outreach for clean energy
Three people and a sign for the #UnitedWeWin campaign by the United Way
Woman and girl enjoying the Palm Springs Pride Parade
Group of people at the 24th Annual Steve Chase awards and charity event
Palm Desert High School design and science students
Remembering Harvey Milk Event
Volunteers as FIND Food Bank in the Coachella Valley
College of the Desert banner: Building and Energy Systems Professionals
Group of people walking in the Palm Springs Pride Parade
Children learning about solar power and clean energy
Father and son participating in Animal Samaritans event
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From the very beginning, Renova Energy has worked hard to give back to the community that has been so supportive as we've grown. Today, Renova Energy works with and supports a multitude of non-profits across the Valley including Animal Samaritans, Desert AIDS Project, Desert Cancer Foundation, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Palm Springs Art Museum, American Documentary Film Festival, Cal State, UCR, College of the Desert, Palm Desert High School, Children's Discovery Museum, several Chambers of Commerce, Desert Business Association, AIDS Assistance Program - Food Samaritans and so much more. We also participate in the Golf Cart Parade, PRIDE Parade, Black History Month Parade and others.

Accolades and Recognition

Among other accolades, Renova Energy is fortunate to have been voted Best of the Valley for the last six years in a row. In addition, Renova Energy has been named SunPower's National Residential Dealer of the Year (out of 450 dealers nationwide), the SunPower National Residential Customer Excellence Dealer and the National Residential Top Producer (2018). Renova Energy is also a Top Solar Installer overall as determined by Solar Power World magazine, ranking #137 in the entire country by virtue of the amount of solar installed.

In 2018 Renova Energy was awarded the Mental Health and Wellness Award by HARC (Health Assessment and Research for Communities) organization in recognition of dedication to workplace wellness.
Renova Energy was honored in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 as Best of the Valley.
In 2012, Renova Energy was the first company in North America to be accredited by the North American Board of Certified Electric Practitioners, the gold standard for solar installation and sales practices. Renova Energy is one of only nine nationwide.
Renova Energy is designated as a Pre-Screened Solar Pro, awarded to less than 20% of solar installers nationwide.
Renova Energy's experience and products allow it to address the climate extremes in the Coachella Valley, the wrong panels can jeopardize anticipated savings by not being suited to those variances. Installing the proper panels and balance of systems allows solar systems to last longer than they otherwise would in the desert's harsh environment.
In 2014, Renova Energy was named SunPower National Residential Dealer of the Year out of more than 450 dealers nationwide.
Renova Energy was awarded the SunPower Residential National Customer Excellence Award in 2016
Three years in a row, Renova Energy was named one of the Fastest Growing Privately Owned Solar Companies in America.

Meet The Renova Energy Executive Team

  • Vincent Battaglia, MBA
  • Founder/Chief Executive Officer
  • A longtime advocate for sustainability, Vincent first envisioned Renova Energy as his Master's thesis more than a decade ago. Since then with Vincent at the helm, Renova Energy has been honored as "America's First Professionally Accredited Solar Company" in 2012, as SunPower Corporation's "Dealer of the Year", and been on Inc. Magazine's 500/500 list of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies three years in a row. Also the author of the book "Cut the Cord: How to Achieve Energy Independence by Joining the Solar-Powered Microgrid Revolution", Vincent is committed to ensuring that Renova Energy maintains the highest level of service and solar savings for its customers.
  • Frank Schneider III, MBA
  • Frank Schneider III, MBA
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Frank Schneider III, MBA serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Renova Energy. Previously with corporations including Jockey International, Arizona Leather Company and VF Corporation, Frank brings a wealth of experience that includes strategic IT planning and execution, enterprise-wide business knowledge, and extensive depth and capabilities in financial management. Already a homeowner and frequent visitor to the Coachella Valley, Frank adds even greater financial acumen for Renova and its customers.
  • Dixie Faber
  • Controller
  • Bringing eight years of experience in the solar industry, Dixie is responsible for the overall financial well being of Renova Energy and advising on long term expansion plans. She also oversees the day-to-day operations as it relates to accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Nate Lewis
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • A resident of the Coachella Valley for more than 25 years, Nate serves as Chief Revenue Officer and is responsible for the marketing and management of all residential and commercial sales.
  • Isaac Gamez
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • An employee with Renova Energy since 2008, Isaac works to continually enhance the flow of information between departments at Renova and directly oversees a team of more than 65 professional installers on 16 crews who handle all commercial and residential installations of solar and storage as well as the scheduling for projects.
  • Lisa Battaglia, Esq.
  • Director of Regional Development and Corporate Legal Counsel
  • Lisa Battaglia, Esq. serves as both the Regional Development Director and Corporate Legal Counsel for Renova Energy Corp. In her respective roles, she manages all aspects of Renova's business expansion into new territories and oversees legal matters concerning the Company and its Employee Owners. A graduate of Purdue University (B.A. 1986) and Santa Clara University Law School (J.D. 1992), Ms. Battaglia has a strong background in business and civil litigation. In 2014, she established her own Workers' Compensation defense firm in Newport Beach, which represented and served employers, insurance carriers and Third Party Administrators. She also acted as judge pro tem for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. A member of the California State Bar since December 1992, Ms. Battaglia was also sworn in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
  • Lea Goodsell
  • Vice President of Business Development & Branding
  • Her primary focus is to ensure that Renova Energy stays top-of-mind and that the Renova Energy brand continues to stand for the utmost in professionalism and care for clients and the community. She also oversees Renova Energy's community involvement and Renova Energy's corporate culture.
  • Matthew De La Torre
  • Vice President of Engineering
  • An engineer with more than 8 years of experience and a member of NFRA, Matt manages and directs a 16-person engineering department and focuses on strategic planning, system design, quality assurance and problem resolution. He also partners with management to develop systems and controls to ensure compliance with all quality standards.
  • Aida Karagosian
  • Vice President of RenovaPLUS
  • Aida Karagosian serves as Vice President of RenovaPLUS, Renova Energy Corporation's Service and Maintenance Division. She leads a team of 23, including office professionals and service technicians whose focus is care after an installation is complete, including monitoring, cleanings, inspections as well as system modifications and repairs for any solar system, including those not installed by Renova Energy. Aida holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Delaware and has more than 15 years of accounting experience.
  • Aaron Gamez
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • As the Vice President of Human Resources, Aaron manages hiring new employee partners, employee benefits, along with all insurance programs and the safety requirements for the company. Aaron comes to us with 15 years of private aviation management from Palm Springs Airport to Van Nuys.