Press Release

Astrum Solar Continues Expansion in Mid-Atlantic Region
Company Opens New Philadelphia-Area Office in Response to Rising
Customer Demand


ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD (April 15, 2010)
 – Astrum Solar (www.astrumsolar.com), the mid-Atlantic’s fastest-growing installer of residential and small commercial solar panels, today announced that it has opened a new office outside of Philadelphia in response to the growing demand from area residents for more sustainable, cost-efficient energy solutions.

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.

About Astrum Solar

Astrum Solar is the fastest growing installer of residential and small commercial solar panel systems in the mid-Atlantic region serving Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C. Astrum Solar has provided installations for hundreds of customers and is on pace to complete 500 new projects in 2010. Headquartered in Maryland, Astrum Solar offers a premier customer experience by facilitating every aspect of a customer’s seamless transition to solar – from getting a real price estimate using the company’s online solar calculator to measuring the homeowner’s roof to filing for necessary permits to selling the homeowner’s Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECS). The company, founded in 2007, employs more than 75 people, and each of its projects is designed and supervised by an NABCEP-certified installer. For more information, please visit www.astrumsolar.com.