CEO Brent Willson Discusses the Company, the NV14 Home Solar Storage System, and His Previous Career
NEOVOLTA INC. (OTCQB: NEOV) – Greentech Media, a leading news and research outlet in the clean energy industry, recently profiled NeoVolta and company CEO Brent Willson. NeoVolta manufactures home energy storage systems that store solar power in a battery for use in the evening, when utility rates are highest, or as backup power in case of a blackout. The article, titled “Marine Veteran Aims to Improve Residential Storage with Startup NeoVolta,” discussed the San Diego–based company and its products as well as Willson’s previous career as a Marine Corps Colonel. The full article is available at https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/newcomer-neovolta-aims-to-improve-residential-storage.
Prior to starting NeoVolta, Colonel Willson served in the Marine Corps for more than 30 years. Highlights from his military career include a tour as base commander at Camp Smith in Hawaii and managing a $100 billion aviation procurement portfolio for the Defense Department.
Greentech Media’s Julian Spector wrote about the challenge of competing against established names such as Tesla and LG Chem. Any newcomer to the market has to demonstrate some type of advantage in performance or price point. Spector noted that NeoVolta’s NV14 home battery has higher capacity (14.4 kilowatt-hours) and discharges more power than mainstream competitors. This means the system can power more appliances for a longer time than competitors in its class. The NV14 also offers superior safety because of its innovative lithium iron phosphate chemistry, which has a lower risk of catching fire than ordinary lithium ion batteries.
The article pointed out the NV14’s compatibility with any residential solar panel system and its low installation costs, according to Grant Magoffin of SolarTech Energy Systems, a San Diego–based installer. Magoffin added, “It is the perfect setup for the standard home where people are looking to get a large backup storage facility in terms of kilowatt-hours relative to their home’s electricity needs.”
Spector also quoted a satisfied customer who purchased the NV14, using the federal tax credit and California rebate to take half off the purchase price: “If you are somewhere where your power’s going to get shut off, I’d definitely recommend it. It’s super affordable for the peace of mind.”
Since the article’s publication, NeoVolta has released the NV24 battery add-on. The addition of the NV24—without the expense of installing a second inverter—increases the NV14’s storage capacity to 24.0 kWh, making this combination one of the highest-capacity home solar storage systems on the market.
“I’m very pleased that NeoVolta has caught the attention of Greentech Media,” said Brent Willson. “Residential solar plus storage is on the verge of going mainstream. Our NV14 battery, now with the option of additional storage with the NV24 battery, delivers high storage capacity, high power, a lower price point, and superior safety.”