Sunlight Solar Energy
Sunlight Solar Energy is a national solar power company specializing in the design, finance, installation, and management of commercial and residential solar electric, solar hot water, solar pool, and radiant floor systems. Sunlight Solar was founded in 1988 by Paul Israel, a graduate of Temple University and co-founder of the Central Oregon Green and Solar Tour. The company opened its first location in Redmond, Oregon in 1997 and began installing solar for RV's, solar hot water, and off-grid solar electric systems. In 2003 the company moved operations to Bend, Oregon where the office's 3.6 Kilowatt photovoltaic system is monitored by Frank Vignola of the University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Lab which helped the Energy Trust of Oregon and Christopher Dymond of the Oregon Department of Energy calculate performance expectations for solar power production in Central Oregon. In 2004 a state solar incentive program encouraged the company's expansion of operations to Milford, Connecticut. In 2006 they became a premier dealer for SunPower photovoltaic panels. In 2008 Sunlight Solar was awarded Sunpower's "Intelegant" award for excellence. In 2008 Sunlight Solar won the Central Oregon Builder's Association award for "Sub-Contractor of the Year". In 2009 the company expanded to Waltham, Massachusetts. In 2010 the company opened an office in Portland, Oregon. In 2010 Sunlight Solar partnered with Habitat for Humanity to install 25 photovoltaic systems on new production high performance homes.
Notable commercial installations
- SEKO Worldwide – Portland, Oregon – 31.46 Kilowatts – 2010
- Saybrook Point Inn & Spa – Old Saybrook, Connecticut – 43 Kilowatts – 2009
- Temple Sinai – Reno, Nevada – 15 Kilowatts – 2009
- North Haven Health and Racquet – North Haven, Connecticut – 190 Kilowatts – 2009
- Home Federal Bank – Bend, Oregon – 9.41 Kilowatts – 2008
- West Bend Property Company – Bend, Oregon – 10.32 Kilowatts – 2008
- Extrusion Technologies – Randolph, Massachusetts – 60 Kilowatts – 2007
- Yale Divinity School – New Haven, Connecticut – 40.29 Kilowatts – 2007
- PV Powered – Bend, Oregon – 5.6 Kilowatts – 2007
- Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building - Boston, Massachusetts - 70 Kilowatts (combination of PV and Thermal)
- Brown University Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatic Center - Providence, Rhode Island 51.74 Kilowatts (combination of PV and Thermal)
- Facebook Data Center - Prineville, OR - 99 kilowatts - 2011
Notable residential installations
- Boleyn Project – Happy Valley, Oregon – 4.75 Kilowatts – 2009
- Yarmoff Project – Westport, Connecticut – 11.5 Kilowatts – 2008
- Durno Project – Westport, Connecticut – 5 Kilowatts – 2008
- Vidas/Staley LEED Project – Bend, Oregon – 2.1 Kilowatts – 2008
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- Lewis, Richard. "Aquatics center: Brown dives into solar energy". Brown University. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
- Energy Trust of Oregon
- Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
- Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust
- Green and on Top - Bend Bulletin, 2009
- KBNZ Interview with Paul Israel of Sunlight Solar on the growth of the US solar industry
- KBNZ interview with Kip Barrett of Sunlight Solar on the status of the Oregon Department of Energy's Business Energy Tax Credit