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Optimus Energy Solutions Recognized at GrowFL Event

Mt. Dora, Fla., (February 21, 2024) – Last week, Optimus Energy Solutions was recognized at the annual GrowFL dinner, where the statewide organization recognized the top 50 businesses to watch in the state.

Optimus Energy Solutions, which provides solar energy and electric vehicle charging solutions, was one of the companies to accept the award. More than 600 businesses applied to be recognized.

“We are grateful to be included alongside many innovative companies. In particular, we are thankful for the support we’ve received from our partners, vendors and clients over the years,” says Ben Pauluhn, president, Optimus Energy Solutions. “This sets a stage for us to grow throughout the state as the market for solar and electric vehicles continues to mature.”

This was the 13th year GrowFL released its list of the top 50 companies to watch, which is selected by past honorees, economic development leaders and corporate partners of GrowFL. 

According to GrowFL, the criteria to be chosen includes:

  • growth in the number of employees;
  • impact of the business in the job market;
  • increase in sales and/or unit volume;
  • current and past financial reports;
  • innovativeness of the product or service;
  • response to adversity; and
  • contributions to aid community-oriented projects.
“As Chair of GrowFL’s Advisory Board, I am honored to witness the remarkable growth and ongoing success of Florida’s businesses year after year,” said Pete Previte. “These companies truly embody the true spirit of entrepreneurship and resilience. Like the 600 Honorees before them, they have overcome challenges, continued to innovate, and successfully lead their team. Their inspiring stories of triumph stand as a testament to the exceptional business environment that thrives here in Florida. It is our privilege to celebrate them and their remarkable achievements.”

Optimus Energy Solutions was founded in 2018 by Pauluhn. Since then, the company has grown to be one of the leading installers of commercial and residential solar energy solutions and electric vehicle chargers in Florida, operating throughout the state.

The company is one of just two companies in Lake County to be recognized on this year’s Companies to Watch list.


For more information, please contact Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,

About Optimus Energy Solutions:
Optimus Energy Solutions believes that solar makes sense: for your bottom line, for the community, and for the environment. OES strives to make renewable energy and EV charging accessible to individuals and businesses throughout Florida, Georgia, and the Southeast while serving as an educational resource on renewable energy solutions. They want to make it easier than ever for people to "go green" and save on their monthly energy bills.
Optimus Energy Solutions specializes in residential, commercial, and municipal solar PV solutions, with an emphasis on long-term system operation and investor satisfaction over the warranty life of all systems. They are a Florida Licensed General Contractor, Electrical Contractor, and Certified ChargePoint Installer. Visit for more information.

About GrowFL:
GrowFL, through our diverse programs and services, provides proven methods to help overcome unique challenges facing second-stage companies as they grow. Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750,000 in revenue and possess the intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage. GrowFL is proud to serve Florida as the state’s only organization focused exclusively on supporting second-stage businesses. Website:

About Edward Lowe Foundation:
The Edward Lowe Foundation was established in 1985 by Ed and Darlene Lowe to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development. The foundation’s entrepreneurship initiatives focus on second-stage companies, which are growth-oriented firms that have moved beyond startup but have not yet reached maturity. Its peer learning, leadership education, and strategic information programs are geared to help these companies continue growing. For more information, visit

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