2012 News and Press Releases

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Deadline extended for Fairfield’s solar energy program

12/11/12  |  News Article

The Solarize Fairfield program has already doubled the number of homes using solar power in Fairfield.

Fairfield Locks In Lowest Price Tier For Extended Solarize Connecticut Program

12/10/12  |  Press Release

Effects of Superstorm Sandy Spur One-Month Program Extension and Gives More Residents the Opportunity to Save on Solar

Now is the time to go solar in Fairfield

11/26/12  |  News Article

Fairfield residents have less than three weeks to take advantage of Solarize Fairfield, a program that offers homeowners a solar energy system at a reduced cost.

Moving forward, looking back: Sun shines on town’s green roots

11/21/12  |  News Article

Columnist and Astrum Solar customer Ron Blumenfeld shares his thoughts on solar power and why it’s worth a look right now.

Solar program open house set

11/08/12  |  News Article

The system, once operational, will offset 100 percent of the home’s electricity and will virtually eliminate their $1,450 annual electric bill.

Deadline for Palmer residents to participate in Solarize Mass program approaching

09/14/12  |  News Article

Four years ago, Christine Abare wanted to install solar panels, but they were too expensive. With the Solarize Mass program she was able to switch to solar energy with no upfront cost.

Fairfield residents quick to capture power of Solarize program

09/11/12  |  News Article

More than 40 people turned out to the Kick-Off Solarize Fairfield Workshop to learn about Solarize Connecticut from Fairfield’s selected installer, Astrum Solar.

Look back at Wayland’s original solar house

09/08/12  |  News Article

Wayland architect Bill Sterling designed one of Wayland’s first solar houses in '78. But 2012 will be the first year that his solar house will produce enough solar generated electricity to offset its entire electrical usage annually.

Largest Residential Solar Provider on East Coast to Install a Megawatt of Home Solar Power in Solarize Massachusetts Program

09/06/12  |  Press Release

Astrum Solar Leads Way in Massachusetts Clean Energy Initiative

Astrum Solar to install 1 MW of home solar power in Massachusetts

09/06/12  |  News Article

The Astrum Solar achievement to be installed at 123 customer sites across the six communities comes with one month still to go in the Solarize Mass initiative.

Solar companies rise to the Inc. 500

08/29/12  |  News Article

Eleven solar companies have climbed into the upper tier of the Inc. 500/5000 lists, including Maryland’s Astrum Solar, which was ranked second.

Washington Business Report Aug. 26, 2012

08/26/12  |  News Article

Rebecca Cooper interviews executives from two of the region’s fastest-growing companies: Zia Islam, founder and CEO of Zantech IT Services and Vadim Polikov, President of Astrum Solar.

Culture, talent, focus & customer service propelled Maryland’s Astrum Solar to #2 on Inc. list

08/23/12  |  News Article

Astrum CEO Vadim Polikov pointed to a focus on building an “infrastructure” at the outset to enable the company to scale very quickly.

Solar company sees 23,577% revenue growth in past three years

08/17/12  |  News Article

Astrum Solar President Vadim Polikov on the factors driving the solar company’s huge growth.

20 Maryland companies make 2012 Inc. 500 list

08/16/12  |  News Article

Astrum Solar ranked highest in the state, and second overall on the list, with 23,577 percent growth in the last three years.

Program brings sunny summer to solar installers

08/12/12  |  News Article

Astrum Solar installed the solar panels on the first installation completed in a slew of projects in the works through the Solarize program.

Pittsfield & Lenox Reach Tier 3 in Solarize Mass

08/09/12  |  Press Release

Towns Now Have Contracts for 8 Systems, Representing 54.25 kW of New Capacity

Sudbury group reaches threshold in Solarize Mass program

08/07/12  |  News Article

The Green Communities of Lincoln, Sudbury and Wayland have reached the threshold that guarantees the lowest pricing available, with two months left to go before the deadline.

Leading Residential Solar Provider Named Sponsor of Sustainable Hudson Valley 10% Challenge

08/06/12  |  Press Release

Astrum Solar Becomes Sponsor of Energy Initiative

Wayland, Lincoln, Sudbury achieve Solarize Mass milestone

08/06/12  |  News Article

The three communities together are under a single Solarize Massachusetts grant and collectively achieved the milestone.

Business showing interest in Solarize program

07/30/12  |  News Article

Jeff Caligari hopes Solarize Mass is the answer to his store’s rising utility costs.

Massachusetts solar program drawing attention

07/16/12  |  News Article

Two Berkshire communities are participating in a statewide effort to expand the use of solar energy in private homes and small businesses.

Astrum Solar Expands Operations in New York

06/26/12  |  Press Release

New Middletown Regional Operations Center to Service the Tri-State Area

First Contract Signed for Solarize Mass 2012

06/15/12  |  Press Release

Wayland Couple Contracts with Astrum Solar through Solarize Mass

Astrum Solar selected as Solarize Mass installer for Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury

06/10/12  |  News Article

Solarize Massachusetts Wayland and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) are announce the selection of Astrum Solar as the Solarize Mass installer for Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury.

Renting solar panels to save money

04/18/12  |  News Article

The latest trend in solar power is leasing panels to save money over and above utility cost benefits.

What the changing incentives mean for the solar business

03/15/12  |  News Article

Are you thinking of solar power for your home but not sure if it’s cost effective? Tonight the president of Maryland based Astrum Solar joins MPT to answer your questions.

Astrum Solar to Be Featured at Connecticut’s Largest Home Show

03/14/12  |  Press Release

Company to Demonstrate How to Save Money through Renewable Energy

A 1920’s house goes off the grid

February 2012  |  News Article

A family in West Chester, Pennsylvania digs deep to heat and cool their 1922 house with geothermal technology. The Solar Spotlight highlights the addition of an Astrum Solar ground mounted PV array.

If solar is contagious, can utilities help spread the bug?

02/02/12  |  News Article

You may have heard it before, but it is worth mentioning again: In residential communities, solar is contagious. A recent study sheds some new light on the phenomenon.

Increasing solar energy mandates subject of house committee hearing

01/16/12  |  News Article

Josh Goldberg testifies that House Bill 1580 will not increase the overall solar requirement in Pennsylvania, but instead shifts the requirement forward so that the solar energy industry can be sustained and continue to grow.

Multiple factors determine solar farm locations

01/15/12  |  News Article

With solar energy, it seems, everybody wins — if the conditions are right. Astrum Solar is doubling the size of its Hopkinton office thanks to booming business.