Taitem announces closure of solar installation division

Taitem Engineering is grateful to its clients for supporting the growth of solar energy. The Taitem team continues to believe wholeheartedly in the vital role of solar in achieving local, state, and global climate goals. Taitem is proud of the quality work it has done installing solar for homes and businesses across the region — with more than 300 solar PV installations over 6 years, totaling 3.6 MW of capacity.

After much deliberation and consideration of alternatives, Taitem has decided to close its solar installation division. Since 1989, Taitem’s core competency has been consulting engineering. This decision reflects a commitment to Taitem’s energy and sustainability consulting and design engineering services, which are in greater demand than ever before. Taitem will continue to provide solar engineering and commissioning and will maintain a solar service team for operations and maintenance.

Installation staff will be at work through February 2019 installing solar PV systems already under contract. Taitem’s 10-year workmanship warranty on solar PV arrays remains in place for all installed systems, and the company is retaining staff, led by Dave Tedeyan, for service needs. Manufacturer equipment warranties will remain unchanged.

The anticipated effective date of the closure is February 28, 2019. Taitem staff is implementing a careful transition plan to make sure that clients’ needs are met, employees are well supported and all administrative matters are addressed.

Several of Taitem’s solar employees will remain with the company working in our Energy+Sustainability and Quality Assurance departments. Dave Tedeyan, the solar service manager, will be available for technical support and to resolve any service or warranty issues with manufacturers such as SunPower.

For the many people and businesses who have referred friends to Taitem for solar in the past, the company extends its thanks. Referral fee payments for recent site visits and closed contracts will be mailed soon.

Taitem President Lou Vogel shared, “We are so proud of our awesome solar team and the award-winning quality work they have done over the years. Going forward, Taitem Engineering will maintain and expand its core consulting services in energy efficiency, sustainability and building design, and help to develop carbon reducing solutions grounded in building science. The company will keep up its active contributions to the Ithaca community and to clean energy and green building efforts locally, statewide, and beyond.”

Service Manager Dave Tedeyan and President Lou Vogel and are happy to discuss any questions and concerns with Taitem’s many clients, friends and solar advocates in the community.

Contact info
Lou Vogel lvogel@taitem.com, 607-277-1118 x125
Dave Tedeyan dtedeyan@taitem.com, 607-930-3481 x6 or 607-277-1118 x121

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