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DEP to Showcase How Solar is Benefitting South-central PA Businesses

09/14/10  |  Press Release

Stops in Adams, Lancaster Counties to Show Solar’s Economic, Environmental Benefits

First Ohio Solar Group Purchase Program Kicks Off in Cleveland With 3-4 Year Payback

08/31/10  |  Press Release

One Block Off the Grid’s New Approach to Going Solar: Group Discounts and Educational Tools

One Block Off the Grid Kicks Off Pittsburgh’s First Solar Group Purchase

08/24/10  |  Press Release

Homeowners Now Eligible for Support, Group Discounts and Educational Tools For Going Solar

Astrum Solar responds to high demand for residential solar throughout Ohio and Western Pennsylvania

08/17/10  |  News Article

Already one of the largest residential solar panel system installers in Pennsylvania, the Youngstown office will bolster Astrum Solar’s ability to serve homeowners throughout the region from Toledo to Pittsburgh.

U.S. regulations struggle to keep pace with solar boom

08/19/10  |  News Article

The U.S. solar industry is in good health, but tighter national and state regulation is essential to protect customers from inefficient and potentially dangerous installations.

Astrum Solar Responds to High Demand for Residential Solar System Installations throughout Ohio and Western Pennsylvania

08/16/10  |  Press Release

Company Creates Career Opportunities with Opening of Youngstown Office

Significant savings in solar for area family

08/09/10  |  News Article

When David and Mary Sheffield built their home 15 years ago, there weren’t big state or federal grants to offset the upfront cost. So when the Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Program came into being last year, the family decided now was the time.

Government incentives give solar energy a boost

07/19/10  |  News Article

A fresh take on local business: Astrum Solar offers the most comprehensive proposal and a full turnkey approach by doing interconnection, the install and taking care of the energy credits.

Report: State must spur green economy

07/16/10  |  News Article

Sandy Roskes, Vice President of Sales spoke about Astrum Solar at Maryland’s first Green Economy Forum keynoted by Governor Martin O’Malley at the state Department of the Environment building in Baltimore.

Bigger is better in high-wattage Ward 3

07/12/10  |  News Article

Instead of “It’s a Girl!”, the sign said “We’ve Gone Solar!” because the guests—including a city councilmember and the head of the District Department of the Environment—were there to celebrate the biggest residential solar installation in Washington D.C., and the parents could not be prouder.

Washington, D.C. Residents Go Solar

07/09/10  |  Press Release

Family Enlists Astrum Solar to Install Largest Residential Solar Panel System in DC

Solar power making a difference on the farm

06/14/10  |  News Article

A barn and weaving and spinning studio use solar power at Flying Goat Farm in Frederick and the farm’s owners Lisa and Bill Check couldn’t be happier.

Solar panels now on Hearst Hall

06/02/10  |  News Article

At National Cathedral School on an appropriately sunny day, 26 solar panels were installed on top of Hearst Hall, thanks to the efforts of student environmentalists.

Show me the solar stimulus

04/30/10  |  News Article

In the third installment of Maryland Morning’s “Show Me the Stimulus” series, NPR looks for signs of the green energy economy in Maryland.

Howard County family goes solar for Earth Day; O’Malley, Ulman help install panels

04/22/10  |  News Article

Earth Day at the Clarksville home of Sydney Ostroff, 9, her brother Jonah, 7, and their parents, Len and Michelle, was quite an extravaganza under sparkling blue skies.

Astrum Solar, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Team Up for Special Residential Solar Installation Event

04/21/10  |  Press Release

Leaders Join Solar Company to Mark Earth Day, Tout Green Job Growth in Maryland

Astrum Solar Continues Expansion in Mid-Atlantic Region

04/15/10  |  Press Release

Company Opens New Philadelphia-Area Office in Response to Rising Customer Demand

Solar power systems firm Astrum employing 25 at new Norristown office

04/15/10  |  News Article

Astrum Solar began selling systems in the Philadelphia area last year and is on pace to install 500 systems this year.

Astrum Solar Adds “Green” Jobs in Maryland

04/08/10  |  Press Release

Mid-Atlantic’s Fastest-Growing Solar Company Expanding to Meet Market Demand

Home efficient home improvements reduce carbon footprint

03/08/10  |  News Article

Dave and Jan Barrow designed Myersville house to take advantage of solar energy. Astrum Solar installs solar power system that will generate 75% of their electrical needs.

Measuring the renovation in cost and in impact

01/23/10  |  News Article

Otto Condon is a calculating sort of guy – in a greenish way. Condon has a contract with Astrum Solar SRECs to trade his solar renewable energy credits.