Sunrise Solar Services, owned by Ed Butler, was established in 1976 in Suffield, CT as a plumbing and heating company. We began installing small residential solar hot water systems around the same time, working with local utility companies in their hot water programs. We traveled throughout New England and New York, installing systems, and were one of the installers providing the 32 panel solar hot water system to the White House under the Carter Administration in 1979. Sunrise Solar also worked on several Department of Energy funded projects in Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
We relocated to Randolph, Vermont in 1992. Currently we provide residential plumbing and heating services as well as solar domestic hot water and solar pool heating systems. Ed Butler was on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Licensed Plumbers Association and is currently serving on the Renewable Energy Vermont Solar Hot Water Review Committee. He is a Solar Partner with the Renewable Energy Resource Center State Incentive Program.