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Michelle Waldgeir
VP Marketing

June/July 2010

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.


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.


Virginia solar energy industry representatives believe a mandatory renewable portfolio standard for utilities would have a dramatic effect on reducing the cost of installation to state residential customers.


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.


Saving money is always a plus, and one man in Myersville is saving money while helping the environment. David Barrow got a solar panel system installed on his roof in March.


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.


Last Friday, the Cohen-Gala family installed the largest residential solar panel system in the District — an 11.96-kilowatt system that produces the equivalent to the environmental benefits of planting 250 trees a year.


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.


Michelle Waldgeir, Vice President of Marketing spoke to NBC Washington from the site of an Astrum Solar installation about how one couple is taking advantage of the blazing sun to save with solar energy.


Homeowners are hosting a ribbon cutting for their neighbors tonight to celebrate their switch to clean energy. Michelle Waldgeir of Astrum Solar spoke to FOXDC as the 52 solar panels were installed.