INDIO — Renova Energy of Palm Desert will on Friday, Oct. 26 be presented the 2018 Large Business of the Year Award (East District) by Sen. Jeff Stone , R-Riverside County.

“Renova Energy is an award winning, employee-owned company that not only contributes to the economy of the Coachella Valley, but gives back to the community, and especially our veteran community,” Stone said in a prepared statement.

Stone will present the business with a Senate Proclamation to mark the event.

The presentation, will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Company’s headquarters, located at 75-181 Mediterranean Avenue in Palm Desert.

Founded in 2006 by Vincent Battaglia, Renova Energy employs more than 150 people and lives up to its mantra, “Local, Brighter, Better.”

The company distinguishes itself among other renewable power enterprises through its commitment to delivering practical, sustainable solar energy production and its capacity to build solar power plants for homes, business and nonprofit organizations from the Coachella Valley to the Salton Sea.

Renova is a solar power plant builder for residential and commercial buildings. In 2015 the company had $30 million in revenues and employed 130 people. In addition to solar installation, Renova also runs electric car charging stations powered by solar energy. In 2012 the company was accredited by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners and in 2014 Renova was named the SunPower National Residential Dealer of the Year.

Renova Energy is committed to excellent customer service and to many important nonprofit organizations and worthy causes across the region, according to Stone.

Stone currently represents California’s 28th Senate District. He being challenged in his bid for re-election by Democratic newcomer Joy Silver of Palm Springs.

The 28th Senate District, which is entirely in Riverside County, stretches from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Wildomar.