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SunCommon is a profitable residential solar business whose market innovations have driven volume and encourage further expansion.

  • Stage $10M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Waterbury, VT, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2012
  • Employees 32
  • Website

Company Summary

SunCommon's purpose is to knock down the barriers that had made renewable energy inaccessible. By installing at no upfront cost and offering a fixed monthly payment, our customers save money from the get-go. Saving money by doing the right thing has proved popular. Just 18 months old, our innovative approach achieved 61% market share. With a strong sales pipeline and profitability, we seek Series B capital to continue our successful growth.


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    Duane Peterson

    Entrepreneur. 12 years at Ben & Jerry’s, executing Ben Cohen’s creative vision, helped write the book on social entrepreneurism (Double Dip: Lead With Your Values and Make Money Too) and the company’s Social Mission Report.

    Operations. Managed ventures with P&L responsibility - including the $19MM Priorities! Campaign with 30 employees.

    Longtime member of Social Venture Network.

    AB in government & economics from Dartmouth College in '78

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    James Moore

    Among Vermont's most respected experts on renewable energy policy and technology, directed clean energy program for 7 years at VT's largest environmental advocacy group.program.

    Close relationships with utilities and energy developers, legislative and executive branch leadership.

    Strong connections at the national level within the advocacy community, solar industry and energy consulting.

    Earned BS in Geology from Tufts University.

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    Spencer Newman
    Chief Financial Officer

    MBA from the Kellogg School.

    Experienced CFO with growth companies including Vermont Teddy Bear.

    Knowledgable in energy/utility matters as Board Chair of the Burlington Electric Department.


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    Ken Merritt of Merritt + Merritt + Moulton
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    Gallagher Flynn

Previous Investors

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    Ben Cohen
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    Crea Lintelhac
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    Mathew Rubin