Powering up: Tim Madeiros and Nancy Gosling handle a solar panel that is ready for installation at Gosling’s. *Photo supplied
Powering up: Tim Madeiros and Nancy Gosling handle a solar panel that is ready for installation at Gosling’s. *Photo supplied

Alternative Energy Systems (Bermuda) Ltd 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 Madeiros, CEO of AES, said in a press release: “It is a great honour to receive this distinguished award from SunPower. 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.

Howard Wenger, SunPower president, said: “We congratulate Tim Madeiros and AES for their exceptional performance in 2012. As a Certified and Authorized SunPower Dealer, AES has demonstrated a level of quality and commitment to solar excellence that exceeds expectations.”

In 2011, AES installed Bermuda’s first commercial solar system at Lindo’s Market in Devonshire.

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.

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