Press Release

Astrum Solar Responds to High Demand for Residential Solar System Installations throughout Ohio and Western Pennsylvania
Company Creates Career Opportunities with Opening of Youngstown Office


ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD (August 16, 2010) –
With 50 percent more sunshine per day than Germany, the world leader in solar installations, Ohio is proving to be the next best place to go solar. Responding to the growing demand of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania energy consumers aspiring to become clean energy producers, Maryland-based solar panel system installer Astrum Solar (www.astrumsolar.com), today announced that it has opened an office in Youngstown, Ohio.

Astrum Solar, a multi-state installer of residential and small commercial solar panel systems in the Eastern United States began selling solar systems in northeastern Ohio area in April to better service the region’s growing customer base. Astrum Solar has installed hundreds of solar systems in 2010 and is on pace to complete over 500 new installations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C.

“Astrum Solar is a welcome addition to Ohio’s growing solar business community,” said Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. “Investments like this are a strong indication that our commitment to Ohio’s advanced energy industry is creating an environment that supports the growth of companies like Astrum Solar to create new Ohio jobs.”

The 25-person Youngstown office installs solar panel systems throughout Ohio in cities such as Cleveland, Akron and Columbus and in Western Pennsylvania. Astrum Solar is already one of the largest residential solar panel system installers in Pennsylvania and the Youngstown office will bolster Astrum Solar’s ability to serve homeowners throughout the region from Toledo to Pittsburgh.

“We are thrilled to have expanded into Ohio, where the highly skilled workforce will be instrumental in meeting the increasing demand of residents who want to pursue energy independence by using their own homes to generate clean energy,” said Astrum Solar President Vadim Polikov, PhD.

In addition to being a leading solar panel system installer in the eastern U.S., Astrum Solar also is one of the region’s largest aggregators 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’s customized installations and commitment to superior customer service ensure that homeowners are getting the highest levels of energy generation, the most return on their investments, and the greatest environmental impact from their solar systems.

About Astrum Solar

Astrum Solar is a multi-state installer of residential and small commercial solar panel systems in the Eastern U.S. serving Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C. Astrum Solar has installed hundreds of solar systems and is on pace to complete over 500 new installations 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 and measuring the homeowner’s roof to filing for necessary permits and selling the homeowner’s Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECS). For more information, please visit www.astrumsolar.com.