News : Green Collar Careers: Seacoast Energy Alternatives Owner Jack Bingham

Apr 30, 2013

From The New Hampshire

By Austin Sorette

Since their inception in 2008, SEA Solar Store, based in Barrington, has solidified it's role as the flagship business of renewable home energy products and solar systems in Southern New Hampshire. Gaining much of his experience in his eclectic work history before turning to solar full time, owner Jack Bingham, soon to be 59, brings a broad range of affordable alternative energy choices to the table. SEA offers everything under the sun of environmentally pragmatic products; ultra-insulated hot water storage tanks; waterless, composting toilets; even a zero-emissions electric scooter that goes 30 miles on a single charge.

But what has made SEA a force to be reckoned with in the green world are their prominent alternative energy systems – everything from solar hot water and electric systems to on-demand hot water heaters, small wind turbines, and more. Yet while SEA offers both electric and hot water systems, it is the solar hot water technology that has introduced a viable, affordable first step in renewable home energy use. High fuel prices have raised electricity and oil costs so much that most residential solar hot water systems pay for themselves in 5-6 years, resulting in 25 years of “free” sun-powered hot water.

a)What do you like most about your job?
I like my customers; that's most important. I like saving them money over the long term and helping to make them greener. I think that alternative energy is a unique chance to have consumers “asking” for energy independence. It allows them to be able to spend their energy money in a new way and invest in clean energy. People have never had this option before and it brings countless possibilities and opportunities.

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