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Astrum Solar Selected as Solarize Mass installer for Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury

Solarize Massachusetts Wayland and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) are pleased to announce the selection of Astrum Solar as the Solarize Mass installer for Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury. In Wayland, Astrum Solar will work with Kaat Vander Straeten,

the Solarize Mass Community Solar Coach, to implement the program in partnership with MassCEC. A “Solar 201” public meeting will be scheduled shortly to introduce the installer to the community, and answer questions from residents and business owners.

In April 2012, as part of the effort to reach Governor Patrick's goal of 250 megawatts (MW) of solar power installed by 2017, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. announced the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) selected 17 communities to participate in the 2012 Solarize Massachusetts (Solarize Mass) Program, which helps residents and business owners adopt solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

“Under Governor Patrick’s leadership, Massachusetts is the nation’s leader in clean energy,” said Patrick Cloney, Chief Executive Officer of MassCEC. “We are seeing tremendous growth of solar PV throughout the Commonwealth and now, with the right policies and programs in place, we at MassCEC are tremendously excited to partner with cities and towns across the Commonwealth to bring clean, locally sourced, cost-effective solar electricity generation to individual residences and businesses throughout the Commonwealth.”

“We are pleased to take part in this important initiative as we continue to serve Massachusetts homeowners through our Hopkinton office,” said Michelle Waldgeir, Astrum Solar’s vice president of marketing. “The Solarize Mass program will be instrumental in helping more Wayland residents transition from traditional energy consumers to clean energy producers.”

Solarize Mass is a program of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center that encourages the adoption of small scale solar PV by deploying a coordinated education, marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings as more people in the community go solar. MassCEC provides technical support and hosts free educational meetings in the participating communities to educate people about the benefits of installing solar and to drive interest in implementing the technology.

“There is no doubt in my mind that together we will reach the highest price reduction for all and that we will show that our town truly is a Green Community, an example of sustainable and responsible energy use,” said Kaat Vander Straeten, solar coach for Wayland.

MassCEC, in partnership with the DOER’s Green Communities Division has selected the cities and towns of Acton, Arlington, Boston, Hopkinton, Melrose, Mendon, Millbury, Montague, Newburyport, Palmer, Pittsfield, Lenox, Shirley, Sutton, Wayland, Sudbury and Lincoln, to participate in Solarize Mass.

For more information about Solarize Mass visit For more information about the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, visit For more information about the program in Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury, visit Call Astrum Solar at 1-800-903-6130 or leave your email at  For fastest response, contact the Astrum representative who is responsible for Wayland directly – Troy Herrod can be reached at 508-309-5373 and via email at


About Astrum Solar

Astrum Solar, a full-service residential solar company, 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 a lifetime of service and support. Headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Md., the company offers a full complement of flexible home solar 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 visit

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