The Silicon Review
Choosing a renewable energy provider is a great way to do your part to help protect and improve the environment. These alternative sources include wind, solar, hydroelectricity, and biomass, and can be harnessed to power homes, vehicles, and businesses.
Palmetto Clean Technology, Inc. is one such company committed to the creation of a distributed, decentralized energy source they call The New Utility, which will replace the fossil-fueled, centralized energy model of The Old Utility. The company is working towards this democratization of energy by putting power and control back in the hands of consumers and inspiring them to make environmentally responsible choices. To this end, Palmetto has developed a clean energy marketplace, with proprietary technology designed to make it easier and more affordable for homeowners to source their energy from renewables like solar power. They have developed products that reduce costs and drive widespread distribution of simple energy management solutions. Palmetto is a triple bottom line, fully distributed company with teammates throughout the United States.
Leveraging End-To-End Solar Energy Solutions
Energy Storage: With a smart home battery for solar energy storage, you can store the excess energy produced by your solar panel array for use when you need it most. That means more savings, reduced carbon emissions, increased energy independence, and greater control over your renewable solar energy. It also means that when the sun goes down, the clouds roll in, or lights go off in your community, you can rely on clean solar energy to help power your needs. Palmetto's home battery stores the clean energy you produce today to keep your lights on and your electric bills low tomorrow, the next day, and into the future. Smart batteries require little to no maintenance and may qualify for local, state, or federal incentives. A smart home battery is the easiest way to boost the impact of your solar energy investment. Increase your use of clean energy and reduce your reliance on coal and other fossil fuels.
Palmetto App: Connect. Track. Save. It’s that easy. The Palmetto solar monitoring app puts power in the palm of your hand, so you’re always in the know about your solar energy system, with insights as clear as your savings. The Palmetto App is designed for Palmetto Solar and Palmetto Protect customers. As a new customer, you can use the Palmetto App to complete your virtual site survey, confirm project information, submit load documents, and track the status of your project. Once your system has been installed, you'll be able to track your system’s energy production as well as energy consumption (if a compatible tracking device is enabled). You can also manage your account, contact customer support, send referrals, and request service.
Palmetto Protect: Palmetto Protect offers the coverage you need for the confidence you want. With real-time energy monitoring, one-click customer support, and best-in-class service, your system can run at peak efficiency while your mind can rest at ease. Palmetto Protect is available to any homeowner with a solar power system, whether they installed it or not. Peak efficiency means peak savings. They will closely track the energy produced by your solar array to identify any issues that could lead to reduced performance or downtime. Track system performance and clean energy savings by day, week, or month. Take your insights even further with an optional consumption meter and learn how to optimize energy usage and savings. Gain direct access to dedicated customer support. Palmetto is always on call to address issues, schedule maintenance, and field your every question with a timely and thorough response. The company has partnered with the top solar inspection, service, and maintenance specialists in your area so you can count on superior workmanship, every time. They also partner with the top solar inspection, service, repair and maintenance specialists in your area to deliver superior workmanship for Palmetto Protect customers. As part of their commitment to a clean energy future, they are here to solve your solar panel service needs.
The Visionary Leader Upfront
Christopher Kemper is the Chairman, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Clean Technology, Inc. He is a mission-oriented leader focused on technology solutions to climate change. His approach blends capitalism with environmentalism, focusing on re-imagining decentralized energy systems and a decarbonized future. As outlined in his manifesto, the New Utility Revolution, technological advancements and economic advantages created by clean technology are approaching a tipping point in the global energy infrastructure. The need to democratize access to clean energy and the need to reduce global warming and emissions is quickly driving the realization that clean energy now makes good business sense for the planet’s survival.
Christopher originally started Palmetto in London after refining his skillset in both policy and finance from organizations including Compagnie Financiere Tradition and the United Nations. In both capacities, he worked primarily with, and in, developing countries to deliver clean technologies in an effort to leapfrog and work outside of an antiquated centralized utility grid structure. He has undertaken study in economics and policy at the University of North Carolina, Ball State University and at Rhodes College. With his Master's degree in hand, Christopher aspires to complete his doctorate-level coursework in environmental economics, which he plans to use to continue educating populations about the environment and the ramifications of climate change.