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Verengo Inc. Applauds LADWP's Efforts to Speed Solar Installation Process for L.A. Customers

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwired - April 03, 2014) - Verengo Inc., America's leading solar specialist, today commended the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for its recent promise to significantly streamline, simplify, and speed the solar installation process for solar customers. The utility announced last week its plans to increase staff levels, improve automation and communication, and expedite rebates.       

Recognizing that Los Angeles residents had struggled with delays and processes much longer and more complex than neighboring cities, LADWP General Manager Marcie Edwards said, "We want to make it easier for customers to go solar so they can benefit from the city's abundant sunshine by controlling a portion of their electricity costs, while helping to green the grid."

"We are very pleased that the LADWP has announced steps to improve the overall experience for solar customers by streamlining the entire process, from application to inspection to sending out the rebate checks," said Verengo Inc. Co-Founder and President Ken Button. "Also, a great step has been taken by the Department of Building and Safety (DBS), to simplify the permitting process by creating a user-friendly online resource for Los Angeles residents who wish to go solar."    

"The DWP and the Dept. of Building and Safety, along with Mayor Garcetti and the City Council, are to be congratulated for working together towards the goal of making Los Angeles the most solar friendly big city in the nation," said Verengo Co-Founder and CEO Randy Bishop.

"This is the beginning of a new era for roof top solar in Los Angeles," said Randy Bishop. Referring to the new online portal for solar customers, Bishop said, "The Mayor's new Solar Incentive Program Dashboard will allow customers to easily track their rebate checks, and have visibility of actual turnaround times for each step in the rebate process."   

These changes should dramatically improve the customer experience for Los Angeles homeowners who go solar.

Verengo Inc. is changing the way America thinks about solar! Verengo is ranked #1 on the Solar Power World list of Top Residential Solar Contractors in the U.S., has been named to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest Growing Companies and consistently maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company markets, sells and installs solar photovoltaic systems, which enable homeowners to save money on their electricity bills and replace dirty electricity with clean, renewable energy. Verengo is now 1,000 employees strong, operating in CA, NJ, NY and CT. A recent survey found that 97% of Verengo customers would refer the company to their friends and family. The company has earned this recognition and customer satisfaction by making solar easy and affordable for its customers and delivering superior customer service. For more information on Verengo Solar, visit www.verengosolar.com.

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