alt energy, a national solar contractor with roots in Charlottesville, Virginia, is rebranding as Tiger Solar.
The name change follows the takeover of Altenergy by Tiger Fuel Company. Altenergy, or Tiger Solar, has installed 1,700 solar projects in 10 states in its 16-year history. Over the past three years, Altenergy has fueled Tiger Fuel’s gourmet-to-go convenience stores and began adding solar power to the roofs of the fuel company’s heating systems.
The newly joined companies plan to reduce their carbon footprint by 45% over the next five years.
“The fossil fuel landscape is changing,” said Gordon Sutton, president of Tiger Fuel. “As it evolves, I see this acquisition and name change as an opportunity to strengthen our business and provide new jobs. We couldn’t be more excited to operate under the Tiger Solar name.”
An additional 500 kW of solar energy will be added to Tiger’s car washes, canopies and convenience stores.
“Altenergy is best known for its quality people and service, its commitment to staying locally present and reliable, and its reputation that has until now been largely through word of mouth,” said President Russ Edwards. “Under its new name and new visual language, Tiger Solar continues in these areas, but under a bold, recognizable name. A bold name for a bold group of clean energy-loving, customer-centric fanatics.”
The solar contractor’s identity system, website, social media profiles and visual brand signature will evolve into Tiger Solar in the coming months.
“While our name changes to Tiger Solar, our core competencies remain the same. We will of course continue to execute all projects with the same brilliance, professionalism and local leadership in every market we serve,” said Edwards.
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