Desmond Wheatley is CEO of Envision Solar International Inc., which is building a grove of six solar trees for San Diego Gas & Electric Co.’s Energy Innovation Center. Envision is based in Kearny Mesa.

Desmond Wheatley is CEO of Envision Solar International Inc., which is building a grove of six solar trees for San Diego Gas & Electric Co.’s Energy Innovation Center. Envision is based in Kearny Mesa. Photo by Photo courtesy of Envision Solar International Inc.

ENVISION SOLAR INTERNATIONAL INC.

CEO: Desmond Wheatley.

Revenue: $347,447 in 2010; $968,668 in 2009.

Net loss: $2.4 million in 2010; $4.3 million in 2009.

No. of local employees: 10.

Headquarters: Kearny Mesa.

Year founded: 2006.

Stock symbol and exchange: EVSI on OTC Bulletin Board.

Company description: Designs and develops turnkey solar ‘trees’ that generate electricity while shading parking lots.

Key factors for success: Founded by an architect, the company has a strong emphasis on aesthetics. Its goal is to produce clean energy and beautify parking lots.

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