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November 05, 2018

Canadian Firm iSun Energy Expands Operations to Vermont

iSun Energy LLC has announced the opening of its first U.S. office in Burlington, Vermont. The Canadian solar technology developer selected Vermont for its proximity to the border, as well as its innovative and environmentally-conscious public policy and support for startups.

"We are pleased to welcome another great Canadian company to Vermont," said Governor Phil Scott. "My Administration looks forward to a continued partnership with our neighbors to the North in strengthening both of our economies."

iSun Energy is an associated company of the Canadian firm Renewz Sustainable Solutions. Founded in 2011 by CEO Sass Peress, Renewz develops and deploys solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations and creates solar power stations for cities, shopping malls, universities, utilities, car dealerships and power research facilities. Its unique iSun solar canopies feature two models: the iSun Palm for commercial use and the new iSun Oasis for residential consumers.

"The team representing the State of Vermont was instrumental in our decision to locate in Burlington," Peress noted. "Their persistent and time-sensitive responses to our questions, as well as the encouraging environment that Vermont has set up for its startup constituents, were important factors in our decision-making process."

Peress worked with the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and the Agency of Transportation to learn more about the benefits of doing business in Vermont and to explore opportunities for iSun's expansion.

"The growth of the electric vehicle charging market bodes well for Vermont's goal to increase availability of electric vehicle chargers," said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn. "We look forward to working with iSun on expanding access to renewable power solutions."

For more information about iSun Energy visit:

Media Contact: Tim Tierney, Department of Economic Development, 802-505-5496,

Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: November 05, 2018 14:27:19