Press Release

Leading Residential Solar Provider Named Sponsor of
Sustainable Hudson Valley 10% Challenge
Astrum Solar Becomes Sponsor of Energy Initiative

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Md. (August 6, 2012) - Astrum Solar, the leading full-service residential solar provider headquartered in the eastern United States, is proud to announce its involvement as a sponsor of the Sustainable Hudson Valley 10% Challenge - joining the campaign of thousands in the Hudson Valley area, to cut down carbon footprints and reduce personal energy usage by a factor of 10.

The 10% Challenge is a call to action that can be scaled up to make a measurable difference in renewable energy use, environment and economic security. The campaign challenges individuals and communities throughout the Hudson Valley to cut energy use by at least 10%, and to get 10% of the community involved in home upgrades, lifestyle change and campaign participation. The 10% Challenge has been adopted by resolutions of 14 communities representing over 100,000 people.

Astrum Solar’s sponsorship includes offering $1,000 discount on solar electric systems in participating communities, and donating $100 to the 10% Challenge for every purchase. “We’re pleased to be involved with the 10% Challenge and helping to get people excited about the ways they can take charge of their energy use,” said Astrum Solar President and Chief Executive Officer Vadim Polikov. “The challenge is an exceptional initiative and parallels with our mission to motivate communities and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint and increase their energy efficiency.”

Interested homeowners will have many opportunities to meet Astrum Solar’s staff and other campaign sponsors who bring their own expertise in energy saving and green building. The Challenge will be featured at upcoming events including Red Hook’s Hardscrabble Day September 22 and the Walden Harvest Festival October 6. To find out about more events and ways to get involved, visit http://www.hv10pctchallenge.net.  

Astrum Solar’s involvement comes on the heels of the company’s further expansion in the state of New York and across the eastern portion of the country. The company’s Middletown, NY office serves homeowners and small businesses throughout New York’s Hudson Valley, Connecticut, Long Island and Northern New Jersey.

About Astrum Solar

Astrum Solar, a full-service residential solar provider, is among the industry’s market leaders with operations in a dozen states throughout the eastern United States. The company provides a premier customer experience by facilitating every aspect of a customer’s seamless transition from traditional energy to solar electricity – from system customization to installation to performance monitoring and maintenance. Headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Md., the company offers a full complement of flexible financing options and operates in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

For more information or to use the company’s online Solar Calculator, visit www.astrumsolar.com.

About Sustainable Hudson Valley

Sustainable Hudson Valley's mission is to speed up the shift to a low carbon economy with high quality of life for all.  This 10 year old regional organization mobilizes people power and supports systemic approaches to energy reduction and community revitalization through challenge campaigns and community development initiatives including the popular training program Placemaking in a Changing Climate.  Info: http://www.sustainhv.org.