RevoluSun’s Burlington, Mass., operation is growing fast as it celebrates its 100th installation mark. The company offers customers leasing options for solar PV systems this year, as well. The Massachusetts PV market continues to gain momentum through a combination of strong state incentives and a recent 21% increase in residential electricity rates.
“The solar energy credits in our state make it financially affordable to harness renewable solar power,” says Kip George, President of RevoluSun Massachusetts. “We did a lot of educating last year, explaining that solar really will work here year-round. Snow is translucent allowing light through and our summer days see light until 9 p.m. so we have ample amounts of sun to power homes.” George adds that he thinks now that the education has begun, they will see a big explosion this year as more Massachusetts folks believe in solar power.
An industry veteran and master electrician, Kip George started his own company, Northeast Electrical Inc. of Burlington, 20 years ago. He oversees 30 employees and is happy to leverage RevoluSun’s experience with more than 4,500 successful solar installations. “I have multiple layers of support as a franchisee with RevoluSun,” he says. “They are saving us a huge learning curve because whenever I hit a hurdle I can call them and they have already been through it and can help me navigate. They are a great company to work with. We share the same philosophy of always doing what’s right for the customer, which will lead to a sustainable future and an impeccable reputation throughout the industry.”
Doug Pierce originally worked at the Hawaii RevoluSun and is now working in the Business and Project Development side of the Massachusetts franchise. “The Hawaii and Massachusetts markets are different in many ways,” Pierce says, “but the common emphasis of quality installations is valued by our customers in both locations.”