Just before its 20th anniversary, New York installer SUNation Energy reached 100 MW of solar energy installed. On April 27, SUNation celebrated this milestone (reached through a combination of residential and commercial solar installations) at the home of the Friedman Family of Port Jefferson Station, whose solar project pushed SUNation past this mark.
As the solar company’s team worked to install solar panels on the roof, CEO and founder Scott Maskin welcomed the Friedman family to the SUNation Family and commemorated the company’s achievement.
“There are less than 100 regional companies throughout the entire country that have reached this milestone,” said Maskin. “Today there are nearly 300,000 solar panels out there right now working and we’re saving homeowners $20 million annually. That’s $20 million that is reinvested in local restaurants and shopping. It stays in our local economy. This is what makes me tick.”
Not only did the Friedmans receive solar panels, they went with the complete “SUNation Future-Proofed Home” energy package: solar, roofing, energy storage, a smart electrical panel, and EV charging. This home energy upgrade includes a 34-panel REC/Enphase PV system that is expected to save the homeowners approximately $3,200 a year in energy savings, a brand new roof installed by the GAF Master Elite Certified SUNation team, a Tesla Powerwall backup energy system, a SPAN IO Smart Electrical Panel to automate their energy use, and a SPAN EV charger. This installation proudly displays the technical advances of the industry and SUNation’s dedication to its world class customer experience.
“They’ve future-proofed their home from electric rates, fuel volatility and they’re doing their part for a sustainable future for their family, their neighbors, and our grid,” Maskin said.
In attendance at SUNation’s 100-MW event were CEO of Pineapple Energy Kyle Udseth, CEO of LIPA Tom Falcone, Policy Director for NYSEIA Jonathan Cohen, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman and Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Brookhaven Dan Panico, Councilwoman for the Town of Brookhaven Jane Bonner, and Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker.
“This is a big milestone,” said Falcone. “To have gotten to this point to be the largest in solar here on Long Island and build a great business, and you do see the future here.”
To reach this 100-MW solar energy milestone, SUNation has installed over 8,000 solar arrays totaling nearly 300,00 solar panels for residential and commercial properties plus several donated solar arrays as part of the company’s not-for-profit foundation SUNation Cares.
“To do 100 MW and to do it [mostly] on roofs of houses is amazing,” said Supervisor Romaine. “This is the company that has pioneered the way here in Suffolk County on Long Island and in Brookhaven. We have so many [solar permits] now because people are waking up to what the future is. This is the future.”
SUNation Energy, a Pineapple Energy company, currently serves Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island and will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in June 2023, making another momentous milestone for the solar company and its 160 employees.
“We’ve solidified growth and stability for the SUNation team and their loyal customers,” said Pineapple CEO Udseth. “We’re so proud of what SUNation has accomplished today and are here to continue supporting this team to help them deliver on the promises they’ve made not just for today, but for the next 25 years and beyond.”
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