EightTwenty, a new energy services company based in Oklahoma City, announced its plans to create 75 energy jobs and establish a zero-energy headquarters in Northeast Oklahoma City over the next two years.
In conjunction with the company’s official launch, EightTwenty announced it completed its first Give Solar project with RestoreOKC by installing solar panels on the non-profit’s new farmer’s market, which will significantly reduce, and at times eliminate, a major operational expense for decades to come.
“EightTwenty exists to ensure our greatest resource, the sun, is maximized to deliver energy independence and sustainable solutions for all communities,” said Tony Capucille, Founder and CEO at EightTwenty.
EightTwenty was first established in 2021 by local business leaders with the mission to deliver products and services that empower individuals, businesses and communities to harness solar energy.
Headquartered in northeast Oklahoma City, EightTwenty delivers on commercial, residential and new development solar and electrical contracting projects. The company also offers battery storage and generator solutions to maximize solar panel systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and other energy efficiency services to offset energy consumption.
“EightTwenty is the first of its kind in Oklahoma delivering renewable energy solutions, from solar panel installation and support to electrical services that allow infrastructure to be future-ready with EV charging stations and battery storage,” continued Capucille. “We are proud of the company we keep at EightTwenty with an incredibly talented team of energy consultants, designers, electricians and more that are committed to delivering the highest quality of energy services in Oklahoma and beyond.”
To date, EightTwenty has built a full-service team of 35 employees, enabling them to achieve early success. The EightTwenty approach prioritizes customer experience by keeping sales, design, and delivery in house.
In the first half of 2021 the EightTwenty team installed over 250 kW of residential and commercial solar production. In this same span, EightTwenty has leveraged the company’s broad talent to complete solar and electrical contract work in the growing Wheeler District, to complete commercial electrical contracting projects in and around Oklahoma City, to install battery and generator backup systems, and support the growing EV Charging sector.
EightTwenty’s customer centric business model is drawing the attention of prospective customers and investors throughout the Midwest, and the company is beginning expansion plans into additional regions by early 2022.
For every Oklahoma residential or commercial solar project, EightTwenty also contributes a portion of its proceeds toward a Give Solar project in the Oklahoma City community, empowering a non-profit to generate its own energy and reduce or eliminate a major operational expense for up to three decades.
“Our mission extends beyond our customers, with a strategic emphasis to also support communities through EightTwenty’s Give Solar program. For every EightTwenty solar project, we donate a portion of the proceeds to give solar to an organization making a difference with those in greatest need,” said Kent Cissell, Founder and President at EightTwenty. “RestoreOKC has been a perfect alignment for our first Give Solar project as this non-profit seeks to deliver restorative justice in an area where we are also planning to establish our first zero-energy headquarters. EightTwenty’s solar solution will allow Restore’s farmers market to continue delivering nutritious fresh produce while eliminating a significant utility expense for decades to come.”
RestoreOKC is the first recipient of EightTwenty’s Give Solar program. The 15-panel system installed on the RestoreOKC farmer’s market will offset annual energy usage by approximately 7,000 kWh, allowing the non-profit to reduce its electric bill and advance its goal to maximize sustainability in order to best serve the physical, social, emotional educational, and economic needs of their NE OKC community.
In addition to RestoreOKC, EightTwenty is in the process of Give Solar projects with CityCare OKC and residents who live along the Clara Luper Corridor.
To download footage and photos from the launch announcement and ribbon cutting, click here. To read more about EightTwenty, visit: www.eighttwenty.com.