The company, headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Md., initially began selling solar systems in the greater-Philadelphia area in 2009 and officially opened an office in March to better service the region’s growing customer base. Astrum Solar has already installed hundreds of solar systems in the mid-Atlantic and is on pace to complete an additional 500 installations this year. The new office currently employs 25 professionals in the fields of engineering, sales, installation and project management and will continue to grow as customer demand increases.
"The expansion in Pennsylvania is just one part of Astrum Solar’s aggressive growth strategy to serve new geographic markets up and down the East Coast," said Astrum Solar President Vadim Polikov, PhD. "With every month that goes by, more and more homeowners are seeing the value, promise and opportunity going solar provides for them and their families. And with the premier customer experience provided by Astrum Solar’s team of professionals, we are excited to see these homeowners turning to us to meet their solar energy needs."
In addition to serving customers in eastern Pennsylvania, the new office also is expected to provide installations for residents of southern New Jersey.
"Pennsylvania is poised to be one of the top five states in the nation for solar energy by the end of the year thanks, in part, to exciting companies like Astrum Solar," said Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell. "We consider solar energy to be a strategically important part of our efforts to build a green economy. That’s why we’ve been so aggressive in investing in this industry, so more solar installers and manufacturers set-up shop here and create the type of jobs that, I feel, will define the 21st century."
Aside from being the fastest-growing company of its kind in the mid-Atlantic, Astrum Solar also is one of the region’s largest aggregator of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). Astrum Solar is the only installer offering upfront value for a homeowner’s SRECs, making the initial investment in solar power more affordable than ever.
Astrum Solar customizes each installation to ensure it meets a customer’s specific expectations. Nothing is outsourced, as all work is performed by company employees who specialize in various professional disciplines required to ensure a simple and seamless transition to solar power. This commitment to an exceptional customer experience ensures all homeowners get the most energy generated, the most return on their investment and the most environmental impact from their solar system.