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Behind the List with Wes Checkeye of Evoke Solar

'Supporting local businesses'

Alternative energy has been a growing trend worldwide.

Alternative energy has been a growing trend worldwide.

Throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley, businesses are incorporating these energy sources as a replacement for fossil fuels.

Several forms of alternative energy are available – and whether it be solar, hydroelectric wind or thermal, there are options to find the right source of energy that’s environmentally friendly.

One company that’s been making an impact on the region is Evoke Solar in Hellertown.

Lehigh Valley Business: How long has Evoke Solar been operating in the Greater Lehigh Valley and what are its primary services?

Wes Checkeye: Evoke Solar has been operating for four years in the Lehigh Valley. I have 13 years of experience designing and building solar photovoltaic systems.

Evoke is in essence an offshoot of a pioneer solar company that operated out of Upper Bucks County for 30 years, The Heat Shed. Evoke Solar offers site analysis, system design, installation and consulting for residential and commercial solar electric systems.

LVB: Alternative energy has become more popular in recent years, particularly solar energy. What energy solutions does Evoke Solar provide? Does it work on a commercial level, residential or both?

Checkeye: Evoke Solar offers one primary thing that we do very well: solar photovoltaic installs. We replace or offset the energy you currently buy from the utility by simply harnessing the sun’s light and inverting it to power your home or business.

We provide these services for both residential and commercial sites, but it is worth noting the economic benefits are greater for commercial businesses looking for tax relief and long-term savings.

Christopher Holland
Christopher Holland is a researcher for Lehigh Valley Business and blogs on arts and entertainment in the region.

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