Veteran’s solar company creating jobs for service members
Normally, there’s just one hook or angle to a short piece about a company, but Charles Byers’ Pleasant Valley Energy LLC (PV Energy) is taking off in a number of fantastic ways. The company designs and develops solar, wind, geothermal and LED-systems.

Vet hopes solar puts area to work
Byers, retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander, founded Pleasant Valley Energy LLC with a goal of putting solar-power ideas to work and making a new career for himself. He has partnered with Active Ventilation Products to manufacture the vents.

Albany works to spur jobs; Washington in a tug of war
"Kolt said tax credits supplied by the Excelsior program have allowed his business to grow by one or two jobs a month, despite the sagging economy."

Congressman Hinchey Visits AVP, Impressed with Line of Solar Powered Ventilation Products
Congressman Maurice Hinchey visits our Newburgh plant to announce funding for additional jobs, and is shown our extensive line of solar powered products.

How Many Solar Fans Do You Need?
Specs for the ventilating power of solar fans is often misleading. You might think you can get away with fewer than you really need to cool your attic efficiently, which can have damaging results.
by Martin Kolt, 2009

Customers' Testimonials
This includes 4 testimonials by customers.
Testimonials by George Theodosopoulos, Property Manager, J. Dorgan of New York City Housing Authority, Fred Hecker of New York City Housing Authority, Bill Cummings of Housing Authority of Kittitas County and more.

The Importance of Attic Ventilation
Everyone looks into gas mileage specs when buying a car, but how many give serious thought to proper house ventilation, despite the considerable energy savings if done properly.