Sections
Shortcuts
Business

Installer bathes in the glow of solar power

Eric Lorenz became interested in solar power in college. He recently installed a solar hot water system in his home.
Eric Lorenz became interested in solar power in college. He recently installed a solar hot water system in his home.Bill Greene/Globe Staff

This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to BostonGlobe.com

For solar energy project manager Eric Lorenz, his favorite part of the job is the familiar “thump” sound when flipping the final switch and solar panels begin converting sunlight into electrical current. “It’s a reminder that there is one more renewable energy system harvesting solar energy,” said Lorenz, who works for the renewable energy division of S+H Construction in Cambridge.

Q. How did you get interested in solar?

A. My interest in solar began while forming a solar start-up in Maine with two college buddies. Our very first project, we installed two solar tracking arrays. Standing at the house, we looked into the field and witnessed the two large arrays slowly align themselves with the sun. It was this moment that hooked me on solar.

Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.

Get the full story with unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com.

Just 99 cents for four weeks.

Sections
Shortcuts

Share