AES Named SunPower’s Dealer Of The Year

February 5, 2013

Alternative Energy Systems [Bermuda] Ltd. [AES] today announces it has received the SunPower “Commercial Dealer of the Year” award for its outstanding performance as a SunPower dealer in 2012 in the Mid-Atlantic & South East region.

Tim Maderois and Nancy Gosling with solar panel

“It is a great honour to receive this distinguished award from SunPower,” said Tim Madeiros, CEO of AES. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of service and quality workmanship as well as proven, reliable SunPower solar power systems.”

The “Commercial Dealer of the Year” award recognizes SunPower dealers/installers that demonstrate exceptional customer service and proven knowledge and leadership in their region.

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“We congratulate Tim Madeiros and AES for their exceptional performance in 2012,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, regions. “As a Certified and Authorized SunPower Dealer, AES has demonstrated a level of quality and commitment to solar excellence that exceeds expectations, and we look forward to the company’s continued success in 2013.”

In 2011, AES installed Bermuda’s first commercial solar system at Lindo’s Market in Devonshire. To date, the 70 kilowatt [kW] SunPower system has produced 166,364 kilowatt hours [kWh], which is equivalent to saving 322 barrels of oil from being burned for diesel generation, and has offset 263,343 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering Bermuda’s atmosphere. Giorgio Zanol, president of Lindo’s Group, has recently been awarded an MBE in recognition of his environmental advocacy.

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In 2012, AES designed, engineered and installed a 136kW SunPower system for Gosling’s main warehouse in Hamilton. To date, this system has produced 94,171kWhs of energy. At today’s energy rates, that is over $39,000 worth of electricity. Gosling’s was the first commercial customer to finance its alternative energy project through The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited [Butterfield]. This exclusive partnership with Butterfield was negotiated by Mr Madeiros to offer the island’s first financing deal for customers in Bermuda who wish to install a SunPower photovoltaic solar energy system.

Also in 2012, AES completed a 184kW SunPower system installation for Gorham’s True Value Home Centre. To date, this system has produced 165,980kWhs of energy, worth $69,711 of energy savings.

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In addition to the commercial systems, AES has installed over 200kW of residential SunPower systems throughout the island.

Along with the cost savings, the combined commercial SunPower systems at Lindo’s, Gorham’s and Gosling’s have saved more than 825 barrels of oil and 675,245 pounds of carbon dioxide, or CO2 emissions, from entering Bermuda’s atmosphere, AES said.

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“Producing up to 50 per cent more energy than conventional panels, SunPower consistently delivers the highest power and most efficient panels on the planet,” said Mr. Madeiros. “Over the 25-year warranty period, a high performance SunPower system will weather Bermuda’s humid, salty and windy environment better than all standard technology panels.”

The SunPower dealer network includes more than 2,000 dealers worldwide.

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  1. noenergybills says:

    well done AES. well deserved. we are so pleased with our system and how it has eliminated out energy bills. great panels and great customer service and attention. the contribution to Bermuda's environment is really icing on the cake!

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  2. here's a thought says:

    this is great news!!! and what an incredible endorsement!! wow!!

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  3. Encyclopedia says:

    “Producing up to 50 per cent more energy than conventional panels, SunPower consistently delivers the highest power and most efficient panels on the planet,” said Mr. Madeiros.

    This is a blatantly untrue statement.

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  4. media relations says:

    The press release was prepared and approved by SunPower media relations. This statement and everything in the release is 100% accurate. If not SunPower would be held liable. SunPower panels and cells hold the world record for power and efficiency. These values are up to 50% higher than conventional front contact cells.

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  5. Y)-Gurl says:

    BS. The payback on this technology is still far to long, but if it makes the tree huggers feel good then solar on!

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    • Tree Hugger says:

      How long is too long?

      If you find 5-7 years too long for an incredibly secure investment, then please enlighten us as to where we should be investing! We had a system installed on our home last year and the power it produces costs less than half of what belco are charging right now, accounting for the total cost of the system!

      The payback on solar technology has never been better, as hundreds of homes such as ours have already discovered.

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      • Y)-Gurl says:

        Solar on let's wait and see how much money you need to spend on it over the next 5 years then calculate your "savings" and a good sound investment should never go over 2years where a payback is expected because of required additional capital over the life of any system, but as I said if you feel better about it...it works

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  6. Come Correct says:

    "Along with the cost savings, the combined commercial SunPower systems at Lindo’s, Gorham’s and Gosling’s have saved more than 825 barrels of oil and 675,245 pounds of carbon dioxide, or CO2 emissions, from entering Bermuda’s atmosphere, AES said."

    Bermuda has its own atmosphere? Whodathunkit.

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  7. duh says:

    @come correct, yes, it does. the air you breathe from local car and bike exhaust pipes and belco smoke stacks is in Bermuda's atmosphere....or are you piping in air directly from Toronto, Beijing or Rio through a straw?...idiot

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  8. Come Correct says:

    Well I would have just laughed this comment off and not bothered responding unil you decided to call names. Have you ever left the island? Does Bermuda have it's own atmosphere? Well I was going to explain it but then I realized I was typing an excessive amount of informtion you clearly wont understand. However, it does bring hope when I realize there are people in this world stupider (after your comment I'm allowed to use that as a word) than I am, so for that, I thank you. I suppose Bermuda has its own gravity too. That could explain the excessive ammount of road fatilities and why it took these "gangsters" 3 years to learn to aim. You should study this.

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  9. Yagayo says:

    What a bunch of idiots... Anyway getting back on the topic, well done AES on the outstanding work.... Those other little companies dont stand a chance..

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  10. Shawn says:

    Nothing But BS, this Technology is was to much money for the Average Bermudian to afford i have a friend that installs them and he agrees maybe if Goverment like some ithers around the rest of the world work on lowering the prices on this more people would buy into more.

    But the cost like other place is too high for the average person.

    Work on this people.

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