Solar Panel Company Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Energy By Choice, LTD. celebrates its success as a Long Island’s premier local solar panel installation company.

These days, being a company installing solar energy is a very big deal. With the ever-present threat of climate change, the importance of alternative energy is more apparent every day. One company leading the charge in the fight against climate change is local Long Island solar power installer Energy By Choice, LTD.

Since 2005, under the leadership of president and owner Sail Van Nostrand, Energy By Choice has become and continues to be the number one choice for Long Islanders looking to go solar. Now in their 10th year, Energy By Choice shows no signs of slowing down.

Today you can see the handiwork of Energy By Choice all across Long Island, from Montauk to Lido Beach. But things weren’t always rosy, there were real struggles, especially as national solar companies moved in. Yet  the company stayed close to its core values and relied on the Long Island spirit of community to help it get through the rough times.


In the spring of 2005, looking to bring his engineering skills to the solar market, Van Nostrand completed his solar training and certification process. Running the company out of a former baby nursery in his home, Van Nostrand and his small team got to work.

By December of that year, they had installed two solar panel systems for neighbors, and Energy By Choice was unofficially born. The company would incorporate the following summer. Since then they’ve grown at a breakneck pace and have not been content to simply install solar panels.

As the company grew, so too did the number and variety of installation projects. To give you a sense of this growth, that first year they installed three residential solar systems. In 2015, Energy By Choice installed a record breaking 48 residential solar systems as well as their largest commercial installation to date.

They have also helped foster the solar industry on Long Island. In 2008, Van Nostrand helped organize the Long Island Solar Energy Industries Association and served first as its Vice Chairman for two years then its chairman for three years. Also in 2008, Van Nostrand was elected to the NYSEIA (New York Solar Energy Industries Association) Board and served as the organization’s Vice President for four years and its President for another year.

These contributions are in addition to the countless hours Energy By Choice has spent educating the community about solar at libraries, rotaries, schools and even private home solar parties. 

Making A Difference

Being in business for over ten years now, there is absolutely no doubt that Energy By Choice has come a long way, especially in the competitive Long Island solar market. Therefore, it should be no surprise that they have a long list of notable achievements.

One thing they pride themselves on are their exceptionally educated customers. Their goal is to make sure every customer understands exactly what is going on their roof, how much energy it will produce as well as what the value of the energy saved will be to them in the short term and the long term. Their customers understand that the savings are greater when they demand better solar; reaping greater dividends throughout the long life of the system.

Energy By Choice customers also enjoy best in the business financing – including short and long-term financing for purchases as well as solar leasing. Not to mention an industry-leading 10-year warranty on their workmanship – backed by best-in-class hardware and an engineer-designed and tested installation process.

10 More Years Of Long Island Solar

It hasn’t always been easy being the local solar panel installer on Long Island. Once the Long Island market for solar began picking up steam, much larger national and regional companies moved in. While larger companies can create attractive offers, nothing beats buying solar from your neighbor.

Energy By Choice does not believe in ‘cookie cutter’ solar – they will help shape the best, unique solution for each homeowner and their home – building customer relationships that last long after the installation. It’s that personal commitment their customers experience that let them know they made the right choice in choosing these hands-on, local solar craftsmen.

That local attitude and attention to the wellbeing of the customer, not just the bottom line is what has taken Energy By Choice this far. 10 years is a long time for any sized business, but it’s an especially fantastic feat for a local business operating in an emerging market like solar. In this time the company has truly earned its reputation for providing “Better choices for better results.”

“Never in my wildest imagination did I think we’d meet so many wonderful customers that we now call friends,” remarked Van Nostrand. “It’s incredibly rewarding to know that old fashioned service, and best in class materials and financing are still valued and trusted.” 

“The solar industry on Long Island has changed dramatically in the past ten years. I am proud to say that our core values and company vision have remained steadfast as our expertise has grown and adapted,” said Van Nostrand.

To celebrate this great milestone, Energy By Choice will be holding a year-long contest that includes Quarterly Prizes as well as a Grand Prize at the end of the year-long festivities!

There are incentives and prizes for our existing customers plus extra savings for new customer who signs a contract between now and June 30, 2017. 

Energy by Choice is offering all new customers $500 off instantly on any contract or proposal being signed between now and June 30, 2017.

Know someone who’s looking for solar? In honor of their 10-Year Anniversary, Energy By Choice is enhancing its Referral Rewards Program – offering a $500 “Thank You” gift card when you refer a friend or family member.

For More Information

For more information about Energy By Choice, LTD. or to schedule a free consultation, please visit or call 631-757-6984.

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Company Name: Energy By Choice, LTD.
Contact Person: Sail Van Nostrand
Phone: 631-757-6984
Address:81 Scudder Ave
City: Northport
State: NY
Country: United States