MOTIVE expands solar services with acquisition of DS Energy Solutions

MOTIVE, a design and construction services provider, acquired DS Energy Solutions to offer customers a turnkey solar power solution. Effective July 1, 2020, MOTIVE acquired DS Energy Solutions assets, employees and customer contracts, but the company will continue to operate as DS Energy Solutions, a division of MOTIVE.

DS Energy Solutions, founded in 2007, specializes in solar design and installation, with a range of projects including schools, municipalities and commercial buildings. Notable projects are Apple Valley Unified School District (2.3 MW), City of Adelanto (3.8 MW) and the Bishops Ranch Community Center Mall (1.3 MW).

DS Energy Solutions has been a key developer in the solar carport-canopy systems and has been erecting solar structures in-house for more than a decade, and through its engineering, procurement and construction services, established a customer base.

“For the last 14 years, my team and I have made great strides in establishing ourselves as the solar energy expert,” said Scott Mazzola, DS Energy Solutions co-founder and VP. “As a part of the MOTIVE brand, we now have the capabilities to service our customers in a shorter and more effective timeline, while continuing to provide all aspects of the project in-house, ranging from design, engineering, construction and installation,” Mazzola said.

The acquisition provides DS Energy Solutions greater financial capital to promote growth and expand its services outside of California to all existing MOTIVE markets, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas, according to a press release. Looking to the future, MOTIVE anticipates continued growth in an ever-growing and evolving industry.

“It’s been my business strategy to establish MOTIVE as a reliable industry expert” said Bob Istwan, CEO of MOTIVE. “This acquisition allows us to better service customers in a more efficient, productive and seamless manner. The addition of DS Energy Solutions reinforces MOTIVE as a one-stop-shop for all design and construction services, and now can provide our customers with a greater depth and knowledge of solar energy storage solutions.”