SolarWrights is Audubon Business of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Bristol-based solar energy company SolarWrights Inc. has been honored with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Business of the Year Award. More

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SolarWrights is Audubon Business of the Year

THE AUDUBON SOCIETY of Rhode Island’s senior director of policy, Eugenia Marks, center, presents the the Audubon Business of the Year Award to SolarWrights CEO Robert W. Chew, left, and Chief Financial Officer Paul Raducha, right, who is also an Audubon Society board member, at the society’s 111th annual meeting on Oct. 26.
Posted 11/26/08

PROVIDENCE – The Bristol-based solar energy company SolarWrights Inc. has been awarded the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Business of the Year Award.

“SolarWrights is a socially and environmentally responsible business serving the Northeast with attractive, efficient renewable energy systems, including photovoltaic, solar thermal, and wind systems,” society spokesman Jeff Hall said in announcing the award.

The company’s founder and CEO, “[Robert W.] Chew, a solar designer and contractor, is nationally recognized in renewable energy and green building design and construction,” Hall added.

The award was presented Oct. 26 at the society’s 111th annual meeting at the Providence Marriott Downtown.

Riverside Partners LLC, a Boston-based private equity firm, recently announced plans to merge SolarWrights with Montpelier, Vt.-based Solar Works Inc., to create the largest solar-energy integrator in the Northeast. In addition, SolarWrights recently completed the installation of its second megawatt of solar power.

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, founded in 1897, is the state’s oldest environmental organization. For more information, visit the Audubon Society at

SolarWrights Inc. – founded in 1977 as solar contracting firm R.W. Chew Co. Inc. – is an alternative energy contractor focusing on the design and installation of photovoltaic, solar-thermal and wind-energy systems for commercial and residential use. Based in Bristol, it also has offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont. The company was honored by PBN in both 2007 and 2008 as one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island. (READ MORE) To learn more, visit

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