Power your home with wind, solar, and geothermal energy systems from Olive Branch Green Building Supply. Reduce your dependence on dirty, nonrenewable energy sources, contribute clean energy to the grid, and save money on your utilities.
Olive Branch has teamed up with one of San Diego’s best and most experiences professional electrician and solar installer to provide you complete solar energy consultation, purchasing, and installation. Depending on your current electricity usage, roof area, and other factor we will use our advanced tools and calculators to determine the best solar solution for you!
Photovoltaic (PV) panels take solar energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. The Earth receives potentially 6,000 times the energy currently consumed worldwide. That’s completely clean and renewable energy that all of us can take advantage of. Fortunately the cost of solar PV arrays are dropping and with state and federal incentives, it is becoming an affordable solution for homeowners looking to reduce their dependence on power from the grid. While many might wish to go “off the grid”, with a grid connected system, you don’t need to invest in expensive batteries and in peak hours you can often sell your excess energy back to the utility company.
Olive Branch uses and recommends several panels and inverters from the following brands that we have found to be reliable, efficient, and cost-effective:
- Enphase Micro-Inverters
Installation – Absolutely Electric
Travis Nixon, LC, of Absolutely Electric and Nixon Lighting Design is a friend of Olive Branch Green Building Supply and our solar panel installer. Mr. Nixon’s diverse twenty years of electrical construction experience includes residential, commercial, industrial, alternative energy, high voltage, and ﬁne/efﬁcient lighting systems. He is a fourth generation design/build electrical contractor.
In the last decade, Mr. Nixon has been directly involved in the construction of approximately a megawatt of solar power in the San Diego area, including residential and commercial, both on and off-grid. Mr. Nixon helped designed solar components and monitoring systems still in use today, as well as worked with the City of San Diego Developmental Services to develop City of SD requirements for solar systems also still in use today.
Mr. Nixon is nationally certiﬁed as a lighting designer by the National Council on Qualiﬁcations for Lighting Professionals. www.ncqlp.org
Mr. Nixon’s electrical contracting company, Absolutely Electric, is certiﬁed as an Emerging Local Business Enterprise (ELBE) with the city of San Diego, certiﬁcation #11AE0149, classiﬁcation Specialty Construction. www.sandiego.gov/eoc/pdf/slbe.pdf
Nixon Lighting Design is listed as a preferred Balboa Park vendor under Environmental Sustainability, Incentives. Absolutely Electric has eight years of experience working in the Balboa Park museum complexes. www.BPCP.org
Travis Nixon DBA Absolutely Electric has been a California C-10 electrical Contractor since 2004. C-10 license #831314. www.cslb.ca.gov
Mr. Nixon has a life-long interest in history and historical preservation. He has designed and built successful energy efﬁcient museum lighting and control systems in San Diego for the San Diego History Center, Museum of Photographic Arts, House of Hospitality, and San Diego Art Institute, Museum of the Living Artist. Please contact facilities in any of these institutions for a reference.