Makello pays it forward, on KPBS Evening Edition

pay it forward, solve inequity, share solutions

Makello CEO Charlie Johnson was recently interviewed by KPBS Investigative Reporter Claire Trageser for the KPBS Evening Edition story “Lending Ends Monday For Third Round Of PPP, Which Aims To Correct Inequities“ Makello pays it forward by giving back to the community in many ways. In this case, on May 5th, we shared information with KPBS …

Joyrider Changes Everything (2021)

Electric vehicle. Ride and drive Liberty Station

An EV “Ride N Drive” event takes a supernatural detour, when riders temporarily, uncontrollably and inexplicably become “Energy Zombies”, smitten by the overpowering experience of driving electric for the 1st time, with instant torque, no noise and zero emissions.

Our Mission, Vision and Purpose, Since 2010

Extreme competition in the solar industry and falling prices has resulted in poor quality workmanship, electrical problems, roof leaks, gimmicks, and unethical behavior.  Who can you trust to upgrade your most valuable asset, your home? Makello aims to fix the broken solar industry with a full-disclosure report by an Ethical Energy Efficiency Expert, and documentation …

At Job-I-Con, Makello’s Win is “Made in the Shade”

Skyline showcases are difficult to manage.  At the September 18, 2019 “Job-I-Con” Hiring Event, held at the San Diego Library, 9th floor, the window walls stand 25’ tall, on 3 sides. The east wall and roof shade cast the entire room into heavy contrast between 10 AM and 12 PM.   Makello understands what daily solar …

Social and Environmental Justice Opportunities In Maps

San Diego County Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Maps are used for more than directions, and at Makello, we are creating maps to highlight communities within our Service Areas. We have a gallery of maps with community insights and tips regarding solar and electric vehicle adoption.  Makello has maps to help prospective Plug-In Vehicle owners determine the current and future availability of public …

Makello Research Assistant in UCSD ESYS Capstone

AuroraSolar solar design model energy analysis irridiance

I was going into my last quarter of undergrad at UCSD when I started interning at Makello. The internship was part of my Senior Project, and I enjoyed working with a diversely skilled team.  I worked with people with experience in many fields including software/electrical engineering, solar installation, non-profit organizations, management experience, and GIS systems …

Makello Aids NPOs & NGOs in Environmental Justice

EV Association of SD at Groundwork San Diego’s EarthLab

I met Charlie, the CEO and founder of Makello, during the summer while I was interning at Groundwork San Diego’s EarthLab in partnership with UC San Diego’s Center on Global Justice. While at the EarthLab, I was a college mentor for Groundwork’s High School Green Team. We were learning about electric vehicles, and Charlie was …

Dirty Little Secrets of the Solar Industry

Your roof could leak from a poor quality solar installation

The solar industry is in extreme competition with narrow margins.  Companies cut corners in workmanship quality and balance of system, to match lowest bids, while salespeople oversize systems to maximize commissions.  Whether you buy too much, or compromise the waterproofing to get to the lowest cost/watt, either way, you’re all wet.  Makello has a better …