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Why Buy From Us

We know it, live it, love it and we want to help you do the same.

When you call to talk to one of our technical sales representatives, you are talking to someone who really knows their stuff. That's no accident. Our reps spend an average of over a month each year in training, installing, teaching and experimenting with renewable energy gear. We're quite sure that's more than any other distributor in our industry. By knowing more we can better help you safely design, buy and install a system you can be proud of. So when you call and talk with one of us and think "wow, this guy/gal is uncommonly friendly", know that they are also uncommonly knowledgeable too!

Unlike other solar companies you'll find on the web, renewable energy gear and systems aren't just widgets to sell fast and cheap on the 'net for us. For all of us here at altE, it matters very much that we help and support you in the safe design, purchase, installation and troubleshooting of your solar or wind power system. We know that choosing renewable energy is choosing a lifestyle, a life-long statement about living responsibly. And we want to be the renewable energy experts that you choose for a life-time of renewable energy components and support - whether it's to quote a starter solar grid-tie system or to upgrade that solar charge controller that finally kicked the bucket after a few decades.

Some Other Factoids about altE

We can serve you better because we know renewable energy

  • We have two NABCEP Certified PV Installers on staff
  • We have two ISPQ Certified PV Instructors on staff
  • All of the reps that have been with us for more than a year have passed the NABCEP Entry Level Exam
  • Most of our technical sales reps have also been teachers at our IREC accredited solar training division, altE U
  • The majority of our home-owning staff also has a renewable energy system
  • Even Sue in accounting has taken our renewable energy training
  • More free educational articles and webinars online than other solar distributor
  • Only company known to have a Solar Thermal Queen

Our experience and history means lower prices and dependability for you

  • Over 10 years of purchasing power in renewable energy products means we can pass significant discounts on to you
  • We offer you over 4000 different renewable energy products
  • You'll find more useful product details, manuals and tips on our website overall than any other
  • We've sold a renewable energy system to every continent in the world, including Antarctica
  • We've been awarded Inc 500/5000 and Internet Retailer Top 500 multiple times since 2006
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