Letter from the CEO

April ZhongWe are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

— Thomas Edison

Solar is the future of our energy, and I believe everyone should embrace the responsibility of protecting our environment for our generations to come.

When I began SilRay in 2007, I noticed a lack of solar firms serving small and medium-sized businesses in California. The small and medium commercial properties were not receiving the expertise, counsel or service of impactful solar integration. I decided then and there that I wanted to bring renewable energy to these businesses that make up the fabric of our community: the office buildings, the food processors, manufacturers and up-and-coming technology companies. I also want to end the misconception that solar can only benefit big business and that it is unaffordable.

First, let me tell you why you should consider solar and what the impact will be on your business. By running on solar, you are gaining independence from your local utility and saving in energy. For small and medium-sized businesses, this means you can re-invest the money you’re saving in utilities back into your business, helping the company grow to its full potential.  Additionally, the initial cost of installing a solar array at your business is not as much as you might expect. In fact, the federal government has recently extended a solar tax credit until 2018, which pays for 30 percent of the cost of a solar installation. Most of our clients, regardless of size, have been benefiting from recouping their initial investment within four years, if not sooner! Depending on which financing option you choose, I have seen some clients enjoying positive cash flow starting from the first day after we complete the solar installation.

As CEO, I am driven by a philosophy that places the highest level of importance on relationships with our customers. Our client-sided approach has become a winning solution for our customers. We sit at your side of the table and think from your perspective. We conduct business with depth and impact, providing a full-range of customized services and using the most advanced solar technology to help businesses significantly reduce operating costs and establish energy independence. We are passionate about helping your business grow. Your success will reflect our success. Every solar array we install is one step closer to a cleaner, greener environment.

I invite you to reach out to me directly to start a conversation about how SilRay can serve your business.

Thank you and look forward to speaking with you!

April Zhong

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