- Published: October 30, 2012
- Written by Amanda H. Miller
AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont company that manufactures the dual-axis AllSun Solar Tracker, has expanded its dealer network to cover most of the eastern United States.
“We’ve had a steady expansion from Northern New England to the Northeast and now throughout the east,” said AllEarth spokesman Andrew Savage.
The expansion happened quickly, starting just about a year ago.
“We expect to continue expanding,” Savage said. “We certainly wouldn’t consider ourselves having checked the box and having the eastern U.S. covered. We are still looking for partners to fill in the gaps.”
The solar company has established new relationships with Paradise Energy Solutions, which serves Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Ohio; Joule Solar Energy, which serves the Gulf South; SECCO, which works primarily in Pennsylvania; and Hannah Solar, headquartered in Georgia, but with solar projects in Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.
“We’ve been actively pursuing dealer relationships in traditional solar industries and, in some cases, beyond,” Savage said.
The network has grown somewhat organically, he said. Joule Solar sought out AllEarth Renewables because the installer was looking for a highly efficient and distinguished solar array for a project in New Orleans sponsored by Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation.
“We have found that our partners like that the tracker differentiates their business,” Savage said. “Rooftop solar all kind of looks the same. Our partners like to offer something different and it gives them something to offer when rooftop won’t work.”
The trackers use GPS and wireless technology to follow the sun throughout the day and boost energy production by up to 45 percent.
The systems are fully engineered, so they’re fast and easy to install when they arrive from Vermont.
While the company is getting busier and busier every day, Savage said AllEarth is geared up and ready to grow.
“We have the capacity to meet whatever demand there is,” he said. “We’re busy, but we’re still committed to free next-day shipping for our dealers.”