Residential solar services provider Sungevity has extended its operations into both New Mexico and Vermont, bringing the company’s total footprint to 12 states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey and New York and Washington, D.C.
As a result, residents of both states can now use Sungevity’s instant online quoting programs in order to observe design options, installation costs and expected energy savings.
The expansion makes sense for Sungevity, as both states hold promising potential for future solar markets. New Mexico is 10th in the nation in number of solar-powered homes, while Vermont is dealing with increased electricity rates and a new policy that increases the net metering cap from 4% to 15% of a utility’s peak, which would allow consumers to earn more credit back for the energy that they add into the grid.
Both states also already have over 1,000 workers within the solar industry, making the expansion a much easier transition for Sungevity.
News of Sungevity’s expansion corresponds with an increased demand for solar in the US. According to a report from SEIA, the number of PV panel installations in the US increased 79% quarter to quarter for a record 1.3GW during the first quarter of 2014.
Andrew Birch, chief executive officer of Sungevity, said: “From the beginning, we have called this a rooftop revolution, and the growth we've seen in the industry, as well as for our company, bears witness to this. In delivering homeowners a hassle-free way to estimate, design and install a solar solution for their home, we have ultimately doubled our own sales. Bringing our services to New Mexico and Vermont furthers our mission of strategically increasing our footprint to help homeowners get relief from rising energy costs while simultaneously reducing reliance on fossil fuels.”
Sungevity also maintains a global presence, offering services in the Netherlands while holding a joint venture in Australia.