Press Release

One Block Off the Grid Kicks Off Pittsburgh’s First Solar Group Purchase
Homeowners Now Eligible for Support, Group Discounts and Educational Tools For Going Solar

San Francisco, Calif. – August 24, 2010 – One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the nation’s largest solar group discount company, today launched a new program to support Pittsburgh homeowners through the solar buying process. To minimize the cost and confusion typically associated with buying solar, 1BOG offers a 15-percent group discount rate for installation and free, impartial advice about solar for the duration of the three-month program.

Following a month-long process of vetting local installers, 1BOG selected Astrum Solar for their local experience, commitment to superior customer service, most up-to-date technology, industry leading warranties and flexible financing options.

"Homeowners might not know that Pittsburgh's incentives make it one of the best places in the country for home solar power,” said Dave Llorens, CEO of 1BOG. “Homeowners now have a way to save thousands of dollars on a solar installation, plus a resource to help them navigate the process."

“We are excited to be partnering with 1BOG as we strive to meet Pittsburgh’s growing demand for clean and affordable energy solutions,” said Astrum Solar President Vadim Polikov, PhD. “This partnership will allow for greater adoption of solar power among area residents by providing them additional incentives to transition from energy consumers to energy producers.”

The 1BOG Pittsburgh solar group purchase program is available now to local homeowners throughout the entire Pittsburgh area through November 24, 2010. For more information, details about pricing and products or to sign up, visit the 1BOG Solar Pittsburgh homepage at www.SolarPittsburgh.1BOG.org.

About One Block Off the Grid

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One Block Off the Grid (1BOG)’s home solar group discount service makes solar power easy and affordable. For each regional 1BOG program, homeowners sign up for free online for exclusive pre-arranged group discounts and support through the entire solar buying process. 1BOG’s experienced team of solar experts researches local solar installers, so group members are confident that 1BOG’s installation partners have been carefully vetted on products, install practices and long-term company stability. 1BOG was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California and has active solar programs in 17 markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.SolarPittsburgh.1BOG.org.

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. 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). The company, founded in 2007, employs 100 people, and is on pace to complete 500 new home solar installations in 2010. For more information, please visit www.astrumsolar.com.

Press Contact:


1BOG

Rebecca Geller
[email protected]
415-963-4339 ext. 11

Astrum Solar
Michelle Waldgeir
[email protected]
410-443-2567