A peek at our buying process
We buy UV-protective shirts for our solar installers since we don’t want them soaking up as much sun as your panels. Instead of hopping online and searching for the cheapest UV shirt made overseas out of toxic material, we looked for an alternative. And we found it. Our UV shirts are made in North Carolina by Vapor Apparel, a company with a big focus on sustainable manufacturing. That’s the like-minded kind of do-good company that we like to support.
When our solar installers come to your place, you’ll notice that their shirt has the SunCommon logo on it. We’re proud of that cheerful logo and what it represents as building a solar community. Our choice of screen printer is intentional. We asked our questions before choosing one, and we’re happy to work with Select, in Burlington, not too far up the interstate from our Vermont headquarters. Select operates out of a sustainably restored building with rooftop solar. The circle of good continues. And something as basic as buying a T-shirt sets up a system that benefits our customers, our employees, our communities, and the environment.