Change reflects the company’s belief in solar as the future of
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The largest independent solar and storage developer in the U.S.
announced today the launch of a new corporate brand identity and name:
8minute Solar Energy (“8minute”). Along with the new name, the company
announced a new logo and simplified domain name (www.8minute.com).
The new name reflects the developer’s belief that large-scale solar
power plants with integrated energy storage will dominate the future of
energy generation. 8minute has emerged as the industry leader, producing
the lowest cost, highest quality utility-scale solar and storage
centers. The origin of the name is that energy from the Sun, reaches the
Earth in just 8 minutes, and we merely convert it to electricity.
The change comes on the tenth anniversary of the company’s formation by
founder, Tom Buttgenbach.
“Solar has arrived as the market leader for new power generation in the
U.S. and will become the dominant form of power generation in the
future. It is low in cost, highly predictable, highly reliable, and able
to beat fossil fuels on every front. This is a paradigm shift in the
industry, and I wanted our name to better reflect that belief,” said Tom
Buttgenbach, President and CEO of 8minute. “Over the next year 8minute
will be announcing some of the largest and most innovative solar and
storage centers ever to be built. As we move into our second decade as a
company, I look forward to 8minute being at the vanguard of the energy
industry for decades to come.”
8minute Solar Energy (“8minute”) is the largest privately-held developer
of solar PV and storage projects in the United States. Founded a decade
ago by President and CEO Tom Buttgenbach, 8minute has over 14 GW of
solar and storage under development in California, the Southwest, Texas,
and the Southeast, with more than 2 GW of solar power plants now in
operation. The company has also developed the largest solar plant in the
nation, the 800 MW Mount Signal solar farm in California. 8minute has
one of the best development teams in the industry with a track record of
delivering above-market profitability and strong financial returns on
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