Founded in 2011, Boston Solar began with its name: delivering solar to the Boston area. It wasn’t long however before the company’s offerings expanded beyond solar. Weatherization services and high efficiency heating & cooling systems joined solar to provide a complete energy solution for customers. In addition to broadening its products, Boston Solar soon grew beyond Boston with a new office opening in North Haven Connecticut and sales extending into New Hampshire.
After 1800+ solar installations, the company has become recognized as a major solar provider in New England. Last year Solar Power World named Boston Solar the number one residential solar installer based in Massachusetts. With over 130 employees, the company does more home installs of solar systems than any another headquartered in the Bay State.
Along with solar, Boston Solar has done over 750 home weatherizations plus over 300+ installs of heating & cooling systems. The trio of services makes the company a unique total energy solutions provider. No one else has its own expertise in these three areas which usually get sub-contracted out. Boston Solar can address all the energy needs of a home or business using its in-house team of engineers and technicians. This allows for complete integration of energy services, providing customers with an optimal and convenient solution under one roof.
The latest advances in technology have enabled clean, efficient solutions to power people’s lives. Boston Solar puts control of energy in the hands of its customers
We live in a world of growing energy needs. Technology multiplies, people multiply, and energy consumption multiples in turn. But while energy powers things that benefit our lives, energy afflicts them as well, from our bank accounts to the planet. Increasing utility bills strain the cost of living with a larger financial burden, while fossil fuels harm the environment with their destructive extraction and polluting consumption. We can’t afford either of these consequences.
We believe the solution is a more intelligent approach to energy that saves more and harms less. Instead of paying for energy from a dirty power plant, we can generate clean, free energy with solar panels. Instead of losing energy in a leaky home, we can seal and insulate it against loss. And instead of wasting energy on inefficient heating & cooling systems, we can consume less while getting more comfort.
If we can improve how energy is used in one home, we will help one person save. If we can improve how energy is used in everyone’s home, we will help the world save--and help save the world!
In the energy business, efficiency matters. To get that optimal performance requires using quality equipment from reputable manufacturers. That’s why we carefully choose our suppliers to give you the best technology in the industry. Here is who we work with.
We are proud to be the solar installer for these partner companies. If you bought a system from them, it might be Boston Solar who shows up at your door to install it!
To achieve a full energy solution might require resources beyond our capacity. For those additional services we have teamed up with the following partners.
A co-founder of the company, Romain brings 15 years of entrepreneurial experience leading successful start-ups within the energy sector. Before entering the solar business he founded American Building Technologies which offered energy assessments and weatherization to homes. His extensive experience as a general contractor includes serving as managing construction sites, developing water conservation projects, and building sustainable landscape development.
This diverse background has led to Romain wearing many hats at Boston Solar where his primary duty is running the company’s operations. His academic studies spanned across disciplines, with a B.A. in Economics and Math from Davidson College followed by a J.D. and MBA from Loyola University’s College of Law and College of Business respectively.
After 10 years of commercial banking in Europe and South America, Daniel headed across the Atlantic to co-found The Boston Solar Company. He came with over a decade of experience in international business, the most recent being as a director leading the secondary syndicate team for Lloyds Banking Group in London.
From 2000 to 2010 Daniel served in numerous leadership roles with the Active Portfolio Management, Acquisition Finance, and Wholesale Banking teams at Lloyds. From tackling problems at this industry giant he now applies his financial savvy to spearheading business development at Boston Solar.
He also brings a rich academic background after earning a double B.A. degree in Economics and French from Davidson College along with a M.Sc. degree in International Securities, Investment, and Banking from the University of Reading, U.K. His extensive travels have gained him fluency in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, the last served by his native tongue from Brazil.
As treasurer of the company, Florence manages cash flows, payroll, invoicing, and project cost evaluation for the business. Prior to entering the world of numbers, she thrived in the world of language. From 2005 to 2012 she served as assistant professor of French literature at Simmons College where she taught students and published research.
Her academic studies have accumulated a pile of degrees over time, starting in her native country of France where she earned a MA in teaching French as a Second Language and a second MA in English, both from François Rabelais University. After coming to the U.S. she studied at Davidson College then went on to pick up a MA and PhD in French from Tulane University. In 2015 she will earn an MSA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Massachusetts.
As the Operations Manager for our Woburn location, Michele is responsible for overseeing production and enhancing internal organization processes and infrastructure to ensure continuous growth. Michele’s umbrella of responsibility also includes talent acquisition, benefits, and overall leadership and guidance to the organization around policy development, compliance, employee relations, and compensation.
With over 25 years of construction knowledge, accounting experience and entrepreneurship, Michele’s versatile background has given her a wealth of knowledge and experience. Michele operated her own successful retail showrooms for 9 years. She was a Loan Analyst for Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority, a Loan Servicing Accountant for a local cooperative bank, and an Inventory and Cost Accountant for Masco Contractor Services Corporation in California.
Before taking the helm of the company’s Connecticut operations, Susan accrued a broad range of experience in business management. From a night manager with the Schrager Hotel Group to an executive assistant for the President of Marketing at Colgate Palmolive, Inc., she then went on to partner in developing a company manufacturing rotary products and a second company providing home interior services.
She has also brought her business acumen to the industry of the arts as a founding partner of Shadowland Theater, a small professional theater in the Catskills. Her professional abilities extend from the desk to the stage, being an actor herself after earning an undergraduate degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
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We hold ourselves to the highest levels of excellence as affirmed by the company’s accreditations and team of licensed professionals. In addition to satisfied customers, our work has also earned recognition amongst industry organizations. We’re honored to be listed with the best in the business.