Envision Solar International, Inc. (EVSI) President and CEO Desmond Wheatley Interviews with The Wall Street Transcript

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67 WALL STREET, New York - February 15, 2013 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Alternative Energy Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Grid Parity Timelines for Alternative Energy - Asia Pacific Demand for Solar Energy - Alternative Energy Generation - Solar Energy Pricing - Government Subsidies and Regulation - The Rise of the Energy Efficiency Market - LED Adoption in Large-Scale Projects - Long-Term Opportunities in Emerging Markets - Solar Growth Drivers and Headwinds

Companies include: Envision Solar International, Inc. (EVSI) and many more.

In the following excerpt from the Alternative Energy Report, the President and CEO of Envision Solar International, Inc. (EVSI) discusses the outlook for his company for investors:

TWST: Give us a little bit of a history of Envision Solar.

Mr. Wheatley: The company has been around since 2006. It was founded by Robert Noble, who is well-known worldwide as a sustainable-infrastructure architect. He was contacted at that time by a San Diego client who wanted to construct some solar shady parking, and he did what all architects do under the circumstances, which is he went out and looked for products. Finding none, he invented the Solar Tree.

The Solar Tree is a single column structure which has elements of biomimicry in it, so what we're doing is we are elevating a solar array above parking spaces, but instead of doing it on lots of columns like everybody else does, we do on a single central column. The likeness to a tree is the fact that the product has a single trunk and then branches holding up this big solar array. The company operated as a private company until the first quarter of 2010, and during that time it executed multiple projects across the country, deploying variations of the Solar Tree.

In 2010 we went public, and that was when I joined the company because I have a public company background. We have transitioned the company now from being a project-based company, which involved basically working on billable hours. We transitioned from that to now being a product company.

What we've done is taken all the best elements of all the Solar Trees that the company ever deployed during its first five years in existence, and we have standardized, modularized and engineered all the components such that we can now deliver Solar Trees anywhere in the world. Additionally, instead of deploying them in 15 weeks to 20 weeks, we do it four and a half days...

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