Before growing to be the largest privately held solar company in the nation, Momentum Solar began with only a handful of employees in a New Jersey warehouse. While we’re the first to admit that our beginnings were humble, we’re now honored to employ over 2,000 hardworking team members across the country.
Every single one of our employees has a story to tell, a family to support or a goal they’re striving to achieve. Without our hardworking team members, there’s no doubt that we’d still be chipping away at the marketplace in that same old warehouse. Fortunately, we were able to methodically expand into six additional states over the past 11 years – and one of those was Pennsylvania.
A proud energy producing state, Pennsylvania is quickly growing into a lucrative solar market. Since opening our doors in Lancaster in August of 2019, we’ve employed over 70 hardworking team members, installed 6.5 MW in 2019 and 5.9 MW in 2020 to date.
Meet our Lancaster Team Members
Being a part of the Momentum Solar team means you are part of the family. Each employee at Momentum has a passion for what they do. We took the time to sit down with a few of our team members at the Lancaster office and got to know their stories.
After serving seven years in the United States Air Force, Paul Reber, 27, was honorably discharged and now is a disabled veteran who was ready to start a new career outside of the military. When he began at Momentum Solar, Paul had no idea what to expect as a Warehouse Manager. Fortunately, Paul was able to use the knowledge he gained in the Air Force and apply it to the solar industry seamlessly.
“This mindset has help me propel my career in a new industry and great company. Solar has given me a solid foundation to build my new life after the military. This industry has provided me with a career that is greatly needed by disabled veterans like myself.”
Speaking with Gavin Rea 28, a father of three and a lover of all things ‘Philly’, gave us unique insight into how Momentum is supporting families across the keystone state. With little ones at home, Gavin is used to being in a fast-paced environment. This is one of the main he joined the Momentum Solar family as a foreman.
“I joined the solar industry because of its fast-paced work, room for growth and increasing popularity in Pennsylvania. I’ve used my time in the solar industry to learn a wide variety of new trade skills and can’t wait to see where Momentum takes me.”
Another foreman on our team, Corey Rowley 24, talked to us about how Momentum has helped him build a foundation for a better future.
“I have been working in the solar industry for a little over a year and a half now and it’s given me a great foundation to my career. It has been awesome learning different systems and meeting new people in the field. There are countless skills to learn from this job – skills that can help with both understanding solar and life itself. Solar is undoubtedly an upcoming part of the world and I am excited to change with it as time goes on!”
Wrapping up our Lancaster interviews, we sat down with Albert Schrimp, a 24-year-old solar specialist who just obtained his Master’s degree in science in May. Albert graduated amid the pandemic and was not sure where to start his journey – that’s when he started looking into different science-related industries to further his knowledge and propel his career. During his search, he stumbled upon solar energy, and felt immediately drawn to Momentum.
“Even though I had a limited understanding of the benefits of solar at the time, I wanted to evaluate a wide range of industries, including those that fell outside of my previous areas of expertise. Solar drew my attention because of the wide range of state and federal incentives, including the Investment Tax Credit, that have allowed it to become a viable solution for customers to control for ever rising energy cost while also capitalizing on its environmental benefits… Ever since joining the Momentum Solar family, I have saw myself as a proponent for more affordable and cleaner power that will allow for a better future for my family.”
Albert goes on to tell us that even though he grew up in West Virginia, a state built around fossil fuels like Pennsylvania, he always saw renewable energy as the more sustainable option for the future.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
As Momentum Solar continues to grow nationwide, our team members in each state, city and town is part of one big family. The Lancaster team plays a critical role in the move towards a cleaner, renewable and more sustainable future. Being a state that was once known for its coal mining and oil drilling, Momentum Solar looks forward to expanding our Pennsylvania operations and bring in more talent from the local community to take steps towards a greener future together.
For more information on how you can join our team, please call 1-888-MOMENTUM.