About Renova Energy

Employee-Owned, Customer-Focused, Community Involved.

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Renova Energy was started in 2006 with a dedication to providing the best solar energy available to every customer. We believe we can make change in the communities we serve and the world we all share.

— Vince Battaglia, Founder & CEO
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About Renova Energy

Founded in 2006 by Vincent Battaglia, Renova Energy has grown rapidly as the demand for clean, renewable energy and savings from solar and battery storage accelerated.

Employee-owned since 2016 with almost 200 employee-partners, Renova Energy is committed to the communities it serves, and provides superior customer service through education and awareness. Opposed to door-knocking and cold calls, more than half of Renova Energy’s new customers come through referrals from satisfied homeowners.

Learn more about the origins of Renova Energy and how it grew from an initial investment of $500 to the $40M company it is today. https://www.renovaenergy.com/energy-insights/articles/the-origin-of-renova-energy/

Renova Energy's Values


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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.


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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


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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 eleven companies in the country to have successfully passed their rigorous investigation into sales and installation practices.

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An Employee Owned Company

Employee-owned since 2016, Renova Energy’s team members take great pride in being part of the effort to bring clean, renewable energy to as many families, businesses, and nonprofits throughout Southern California as possible. Pride in ownership translates to superior customer service as each aspect of every solar and battery storage project is handled by company owners, not just employees. The difference is real.

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Renova Energy Gives Back

Renova Energy is invested in our community and we work hard to make a difference, not just with saving money for families, businesses, and nonprofits while they help the environment, but by being hands-on to improve lives. We support and get involved with organizations that help solve problems, including hunger, homelessness, disease, abandoned animals, and more.

If you have a cause or community project you think we should consider, please reach out and we’ll see if we can help.

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Renova Energy partnering with local charity for the #UnitedWeWin campaign
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Renova Energy employees donating time at the FIND Food Bank
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Renova Energy employees attending the Paint El Paseo Pink walk for breast cancer
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Renova Energy employees at the Palm Springs Pride Parade
NABCEP Accredited Photovotaic Installation Company NABCEP Board Certified Photovoltaic Technical Sales Employee Owned Certified Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer California Solar + Storage Association Member California Solar + Storage Association President's Circle 2020 2019 Commercial National Intelegant Award 2019 2019 Residential Regional Top Producer of the Year

Awards & Accreditation

Renova Energy is committed to professionalism and our community. Both are evidenced by our numerous awards, accreditations, and honors.

Learn More About Our Awards & Accreditations

Renova Energy’s Executive Team is comprised of individuals who bring immeasurable experience in their respective fields

  • Vincent Battaglia, MBA, Founder/Chief Executive Officer
    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.

  • Dixie Faber, Chief Financial Officer
    Dixie Faber Chief Financial Officer

    Bringing twelve 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.

  • Nate Lewis, Chief Revenue Officer
    Nate Lewis Chief Sales Officer

    A resident of the Coachella Valley for more than 25 years, Nate serves as Chief Sales Officer and is responsible for the management of all residential and commercial sales.

  • Isaac Gamez, Chief Operations Officer
    Isaac Gamez Chief Operations Officer

    Isaac has worked with Renova since 2007, effectively overseeing multiple processes throughout the company, from Engineering to Project Management to Installation. With his extensive experience, he has guided the functionality of Renova’s residential and commercial operations in order to drive large-scale, sustainable growth for the company.

  • Lisa Battaglia, Esq., Director of Regional Development and Corporate Legal Counsel
    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 Energy'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.

  • Matthew De La Torre, Vice President of Engineering
    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. Controller
    Aida Karagosian Controller

    As Controller for Renova, Aida oversees all accounting staff and accounting-related activities for the Corporation. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Delaware and has over 15 years of accounting experience.

  • Aaron Gamez, Vice President of Human Resources
    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.

  • Hector Rochin Vice President of IT

    With almost 10 years of experience in Information Technology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering, Hector manages his department of IT professionals to ensure maximum stability and security of Renova’s technology systems and networks.

  • Marissa Miknuk Vice President of Marketing

    Marissa brings strong leadership and extensive marketing knowledge to increase Renova’s brand awareness and achieve both short and long-term company goals with her team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Riverside and has worked in Marketing for nearly a decade.

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