March 8, 2016

By Sarah Kuper

Brought together by business and then brought closer by friendship, Sam Yates and Rob Ozols have formed a company that may help change the way Alabamians power their lives.


With backgrounds in engineering and law, Yates and Ozols are using skills from previous careers to pursue a passion for user-friendly energy sources.


Yates and Ozols founded Vulcan Solar Power in 2015 after seeing a need in the greater Birmingham area for easy-to-use residential and commercial solar power systems. The company has obtained all its required licenses, and Yates and Ozols said they are excited to start working with a long list of homeowners and businesses interested in solar power.


“It isn’t just for ‘greenies,’ there is commercially good payback on a system,” said Ozols, the company’s chief executive officer.