Our Story

Learn how Direct Energy Solar became a leader in the solar industry.

Direct Energy solar expanded nationally rapidly.

From humble beginnings to a large family of brands...

Direct Energy Solar was founded as Astrum Solar in 2008 with the mission to spread solar across the rooftops of America while providing an exceptional customer experience. Creating satisfied customers resulted in rapid growth of the company as it expanded nationally over the next six years.

In 2014, Astrum Solar became a part of the Direct Energy family of brands and rebranded to Direct Energy Solar in 2015. As part of the Direct Energy family, Direct Energy Solar became a top 10 national installer—according to the U.S. PV Leaderboard from GTM Research—and expanded its portfolio to include commercial and industrial customers.

The C&I division of Direct Energy Solar rebranded to Centrica Business Solutions.

Our parent company, Centrica plc, has made some important investments to ensure they can deliver next generation energy solutions that businesses need to thrive. The formation of Centrica Business Solutions is a great benefit to our customers, as we can effectively offer end-to-end energy solutions to power your energy ambitions.

Customers now have access to a broader portfolio of innovative distributed energy solutions beyond solar and storage, including standby generation, cogeneration, and demand response – to name a few. Customers also benefit from our expertise with energy strategy and management to drive business advantage through operational efficiency, performance, and resilience.

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Direct Energy Solar delivers our promises to you.

Our expertise, scale, and financial strength mean we are uniquely positioned to deliver our promises.

Our company’s expertise in energy supply, services, and markets, combined with our scale and diversified product mix, enable Direct Energy Solar to ensure our customers maximize the value of their solar power investment. We have the financial strength to stand behind our industry-leading warranties and guarantees, effectively de-risking your project.

Centrica is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies with 25.7 million customers internationally and $39 billion in 2017 revenue. Direct Energy is a $14.1 billion (2017 revenue) energy services company that has become one of the largest suppliers of retail energy in North America serving more than 4 million customers.

Peace of mind and clean solar power for years to come.

The residential division of Direct Energy Solar is continuing to operate under its current brand to service its 9,000+ residential customer installed base.

It is our mission to share our energy expertise and provide an exceptional customer experience. We provide the energy insights our customers need to make smarter decisions, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and generate revenue in ways you hadn’t thought of. We have the resources to give you peace of mind that we’ll be here to provide solar power to you for years to come.