PermaCity is a leading solar energy design and installation company who shares your belief that sustainable non-polluting energy is the only way to secure the future for our environment and our well-being. We are focused on providing you with the opportunity to realize the dream of going solar. Our passion and work are a big win for the environment and offer great financial returns for our customers. Our patented and patent pending innovations provide best of class projects, winning design awards.
Since our inception in 2003, PermaCity has maintained steady growth through our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. Our company is made up of technical personnel with more than 20 years of experience in the solar energy industry. Our staff of electrical, mechanical, automation and controls engineers enables us to offer clients expanded engineering services for more complex projects. Because of the depth of our capabilities, we can offer premier turnkey project delivery.
PermaCity is an innovative leader in specialized energy solutions. Since our inception, we’ve remained 100% committed to solar innovations and execution. Our growth is based on a long, successful track record with multiple big-box stores and industrial projects as well as the strong relationships we have forged with clients such as Forever 21, Cathay Bank, Samsung and Costco. Because we’re solar specialists, we understand exactly how to strategically develop and seamlessly execute solar installation projects that deliver ROI for your business.
Our projects are known for system longevity, high performance, and architectural aesthetics. We achieve this through the faithful application of our unique management and implementation systems that combine safety, quality and performance into your solar solution. Our Six Sigma approach to executing solar allows us to offer best-of-class results, including highest value-for-money spent for our customers.
Above all, however, PermaCity has a passion for solar. We love when our clients see the immediate benefits of energy cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint. For us solar isn’t just a business, it’s a way of life.
Solar energy is now at grid parity and we are seeing a vast awakening. Through using solar energy smart our energy dependent culture has an opportunity to thrive. The integration of solar power and vehicles is rapidly approaching. Founder Jonathan Port will start to work on the future of Los Angeles, were the electric car solar powered infrastructure and guide ways eliminate traffic, reduce accidents, and provide a cost-effective solution to managing the future grid.
All things start simple and move to changing our quality of life. The auto started as a motorized horseless carriage and now has trillions of dollars in infrastructure. Solar started as simple power to offset building use but will ultimately power everything, including vehicles.
Our children will live in a Los Angeles were 60 percent of our power comes from solar generated locally, and the remainder off site solar, wind and hydro. Our power use will increase as vehicles move to electric. Boundaries on electric vehicles will cease to exist.
Electric vehicle guide ways offer three dimensional personal, semi-public, and public transportation moving at fast speeds and high safety. Travel from Century City to Sherman Oaks will take ten minutes and not deplete any electric from the vehicle. As the infrastructure grows, travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in your personal electric vehicle will take only two and one half hour with a full electric range in your vehicle still available. Vehicles will charge and discharge from the guide way with out touching it using magnetic induction charging technology that will be standard in all vehicles.
Along with the new mode of transportation delivers to our utility company the ability to modulate our grid. For the LADWP this is presently about a $2B or the $5B in annual electric revenues, but this will grow. LADWP will no longer be consumed with generation but with managing grid resources using their control of the grid, hydro-electric resources and other on-demand peaking technologies, and by charging and discharging the millions of electric vehicles operating in the City. Think about it, every electric vehicle stores enough power for most homes making it the ideal storage device. When you blend the electric vehicle with the electric vehicle guide way the real benefits of a solar powered city are realized.
PermaCity focuses on delivering practical technologies used in our award winning projects. Our utility patents such a SolarStrap™ cover breakthrough technologies for installing solar on roofs without penetrations or ballast. Our design patents deliver unique elegant methods for integrating solar into buildings and parking lots.
Los Angeles Architectural Awards 2011 Cathay Bank Headquarters (478 kW DC, El Monte, CA)
The project is a solar power system which was composed of four identical solar carport structures in the Cathay Bank headquarters building parking lot. The carport provides shade for parked cars, as well as power for the entire building. The project is also aesthetically pleasing because of added fascia, hidden conduit, underground junction boxes and other components that typically give solar carports a more industrial appearance.
PermaCity founder Jonathan Port has a number of patents issued including: solar panel mounting systems, flexible photovoltaic arrays with integrated wiring and control, solar collecting carports, and strap mounts for solar panels. The SolarStrap™ is trademarked and has four more patent pending protecting its IP. Infringement or impersonation of PermaCity, its technologies, project success, is strictly enforced. Buyers or solar projects using PermaCity technologies such as SolarStrap™ should beware to make sure they are only from authorized vendors. Buying from unauthorized vendors could result in IP infringement and liability to PermaCity for payments. The SolarStrap™ is proprietary to PermaCity and its authorized distributors and it was never seen in solar prior to PermaCity’s introduction. The public is advised to be careful of impersonators.
Los Angeles Green Business
PermaCity is certified as a Green Business by the City of LA Green Business. This recognition signifies that we are conducting our business using strategies aimed at improving employee wellness and productivity, energy savings, water efficiency, resource stewardship and reducing CO2 emissions. This seal shows our commitment to incorporating sustainable practices at every level of our operations as we continue striving to reduce our impact on the environment through sustainable practices and source reduction initiatives. We take pride in being part of the growing green business community of Los Angeles as well as the California Green Business Network.