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1000th AllSun Tracker Installed
by Staff Writers
Williston VT (SPX) Mar 07, 2012

Designed and manufactured in Williston, VT, AllSun Trackers use innovative GPS and wireless technology to follow the sun throughout the day to boost solar energy production by up to 45 percent over roof-top installations.

Just down the hill from the science center at Middlebury College, known nationally for its environmental mission and academic programs, AllEarth Renewables' 1,000th AllSun Tracker was installed this week as part of the 143kW system.

In a little over 2 years, more solar systems have been installed in Vermont using the AllSun Tracker than any other solar technology. Nearly 4.9 MW of AllSun Trackers have been installed regionally in residential and small commercial systems to-date, mostly in AllEarth's home state.

Now AllEarth Renewables has established a dealer installer program for the distribution of their solar tracker and is seeking to expand its geographic reach in new solar markets nationally.

Designed and manufactured in Williston, VT, AllSun Trackers use innovative GPS and wireless technology to follow the sun throughout the day to boost solar energy production by up to 45 percent over roof-top installations. The ground-mounted solar systems are designed for homes, businesses, non-profits, and commercial-scale installations.

The 143kW installation at Middlebury College was completed in just 15 working days while training local installer, BackSpin Renewables.

In addition to the quick installation process, AllEarth Renewables sells the complete, grid-connected systems so it can be shipped next-day to solar dealers on a single pallet.

"1,000 trackers is an incredible accomplishment. We have a strong track record of manufacturing a high-performing innovative product and we're now aligning ourselves with smart solar installers that understand the value and ease of solar tracking technology," said David Blittersdorf, CEO of AllEarth Renewables.

"Our dealers recognize the value the increased energy production of trackers and the ease of ground-mounted systems."

Blittersdorf was listed among 25 of "America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs of 2011" by Business Week.

Of the 1,000 solar trackers, some highlights include:

+ A 2.2MW solar tracker farm in South Burlington, Vt., the largest of its kind in North America

+ More than a dozen "solar orchards" for schools and municipalities (including the University of Vermont), businesses (including Concept II, Champlain Orchards, and Small Dog Electronics), and non-profits (including the Vermont Youth Conservation Corp).

+ The Top-10 Green Products of the Year Award (2012) from BuildingGreen magazine

AllEarth was named Vermont's fastest growing company in 2010 and 2011.

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