Over 40 Years in Solar

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When looking to invest in a 25-year warrantied electrical or mechanical system, contractor qualifications are of the upmost importance – for both short-term expediency, and long-term investment protection. Most customers understand the need to do their homework on the installers with whom they are contracting. As with any trade, experience and expertise are harvested by time-in-the-field. Claims such as “…a combined 70 yrs of experience!” and “thousands of systems installed!” should be thoroughly vetted by the solar shopper. In this spirit, we’d like to clarify our own claim to “Over 40 yrs in Solar!”.

Roger Perry, founding owner and partner (with Rick Peters) of SES is our claim to “Over 40 years.”  A well-known and respected solar old-timer, Roger started his solar career in 1978 at FAFCO Solar Systems (Sunnyvale, CA) where he managed the installation of over 400 solar pool heating systems.  After moving back to Annapolis, he became Crew Foreman and then Vice-President of Maryland Energy Systems before founding Perry Energy Services in 1986.  By the year 2000, Roger had installed, serviced or designed the majority of solar thermal systems working in the Maryland area at that time.  Starting in 2000, Roger spent five years as the Facilities Manager of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, the first building in the world to receive the Green Building certification of LEED Platinum.  In 2006, Roger established Solar Energy Services, later partnering with Rick Peters where they continue to install new solar electric and solar water heating systems – though, maybe most importantly, they service the solar systems orphaned by the many solar companies that have come and gone over the years.

We look forward to a sunny future serving the region’s solar system owners!

Sunshine’s a Wastin’!