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Exploring Life & Business with Kevin Kam of Shiny Solar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Kam.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started my solar panel cleaning business in October of 2019. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit in which I knew I wanted to be my own boss, while providing a service where I can help others. I started by cleaning my Fiance’s grandmothers panels. As in most cases there comes a point where most of us tend to take over the labor around the house for our grandparents and elders in general. As this became a regular occurrence, my Fiance’s grandmother suggested I should make this a business opportunity. Clean solar panels increase energy watt efficiency. Most people don’t know that maintaining clean panels is to ensure their investment remains efficient. So I took her advice and created Shiny Solar. I was working full time at this point then I was furloughed after the pandemic hit. I knew that now was the time to focus on growing and sustaining my business and providing for myself and my family. I dedicated all of my time and energy to learning different marketing strategies that ultimately led to an abundance of clients, both new and reoccurring. Now I have a successful business in which I help my clients save money on their electricity bills and provide a service that often gets overlooked.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My business is fairly new. I’m still learning different marketing strategies so that’s a challenge in itself. But so far it’s been an amazing process. From getting my logo to creating my company shirts/hats. Creating car magnets and banners. I’m just having fun and enjoying every bit of it.

We’ve been impressed with Shiny Solar, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Shiny Solar is a solar panel cleaning company. Having cleaned solar panels increase energy watt efficiency. I help a lot of elderly people who can’t get on their roofs and clean their own panels. I also offer to help clean gutters or wash their windows while I’m there. However I can be of service to them is what makes my day. I’m locally owned in San Diego. Helping people is why I created Shiny Solar in the first place. That is our number 1 goal as a business.

Do you any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
My favorite childhood memory would be selling at the swapmeet with my family. My mom and I would set up shop and sell whatever we had in storage. From speakers to magnified glasses to my Pokémon cards and all my toys, you name it. It was also exciting to see what other people brought to sell. Maybe that’s where I got my entrepreneur spirit from.

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