The Solar Industry of today is known for its scientific innovations, feats of engineering, and a whole lot of number crunching, but at the end of the day it is still fundamentally a people business. We do what we do because we want to #Empower our friends, family, and community, and improve their lives. This makes Southern Illinois, and AES Solar in particular, a perfect fit for our newest team member, Matt Barton.
Matt grew up in Southern Illinois, but it wasn’t long before he set out to see more of the country. The University of Mary in North Dakota was his first stop, where he studied and played basketball. After graduation, he spent time on both coasts and points between, living and working in San Diego, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Fifteen years later, Matt and his wife returned to Southern Illinois to be closer to their families.
For Matt, solar is about the people. He has only been with us a short time, but he’s already met several customers — typically when they come in to show off their first power bill after installing solar. He loves when they come to visit, thrilled about their $0 bill, and takes joy in knowing that we were able to get their bill so low by considering every customer’s specific needs and situation.
Another factor of that $0 power bill that Matt loves is that it shows up as soon as the system is turned on. “Solar is a scientifically proven technology that benefits individuals immediately, while also providing long-term benefits to the planet.” It’s a win-win!
Matt still enjoys basketball, and follows Duke in his free time. He also enjoys staying in shape, taking in a movie, and experimenting in the kitchen. So whether you want to talk hoops or swap recipes, come on over to our HQ in Carterville and meet Matt!