Our Story

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

Direct Energy solar expanded quickly throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

Direct Energy Solar had humble beginnings...

Direct Energy Solar was founded as Astrum Solar in 2008 with the mission to spread solar across the rooftops of America and provide an exceptional customer-focused experience.

Creating satisfied customers resulted in rapid growth of the company as it expanded throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

Direct Energy Solar is now part of the Direct Energy family of brands.

In 2014, Astrum Solar became a part of the Direct Energy family of brands and rebranded to Direct Energy Solar in 2015. Under this brand family, Direct Energy Solar became a top 10 national installer and expanded its portfolio to include commercial and industrial customers.

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Direct Energy Solar delivers our promises to you.

The financial security, stability, and longevity of Direct Energy means we can deliver our promises to you.

Direct Energy is a $14 billion (2016 revenue) energy services company that has become one of the largest suppliers of retail energy in North America by providing professional, affordable, and high-quality energy products to more than 4 million customers.

Direct Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centrica ($33.9 billion in 2016 revenue), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies with 27.5 million customers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Direct Energy has long been committed to providing lower-cost alternatives to traditional utility power for more than 30 years.

We make it our mission to earn your trust by sharing our energy expertise and treating our customers with care. We provide the insights our customers need to make smarter decisions, increase efficiency, use less energy, control costs, save money, and even 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.

We harness our energy expertise to make a difference in people’s lives. We believe in saving you money. We want to put power back in your hands.