In business since 2005, Exact Solar is a leading installer of residential and small commercial solar energy systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the only company with extensive experience in solar PV (photovoltaic), solar water heating and solar pool heating systems. As a local, family-owned business based in Yardley, PA, we take pride in our high quality solar panel installations and our excellent, award-winning customer service.
We are happy to answer all of your questions. We believe that effective communication is the key to our success and that an educated consumer is our best customer. We educate our customers about how solar energy systems work, the latest trends in the industry and improvements in technology. We stay on top of all the latest developments in the industry so we can bring the best options to you, our customers. We use only top quality components and our service is the best. We are your one-stop solar shop.
Solar is all we do…it’s not an afterthought or a sideshow for us. Our focus, 24/7, is on installing high-quality, solar energy systems that will generate free, clean energy for years to come.
Harness the Sun. Power your Home. Free your Wallet. Save the Planet. When you go solar with Exact Solar, you can’t go wrong.
Here are some quick references we offer you as an easy way to help you start your process.
Our Founder and President, Mark Bortman (CSBA)
In 2004, Mark Bortman (University of Pennsylvania, ’92), founder of Exact Solar, moved his family to Costa Rica for a year to learn more about alternative energy options. During that year, Mark had the extreme honor of working with a true pioneer in the solar water heating (solar thermal) field, a man who has been in the industry since the 1970s working in California, Arizona and Central America. That man, Bruce Carey, spent the year giving Mark invaluable experience and the education of a lifetime. When he returned to the Philadelphia area, Mark started Exact Solar. Initially specializing in installing solar water heating and pool heating, Exact Solar soon expanded to become a solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) systems installer as well.
Mark completed over 100 hours of coursework and examinations in order to become a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA). CSBA building professionals are certified in applying the fundamental principles of sustainability in the built environment.
Our Customer Guru, Dara Bortman
Dara Bortman (University of Pennsylvania ’91), is a cofounder of Exact Solar who wears many hats. She manages all of the Sales, Marketing, IT, and Human Resources needs for the company. If you don’t meet her as a customer, you are still very likely to see her as she enthusiastically takes part in many community activities. To be effective at defining company strategy and moving clean energy forward in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Dara is frequently found at events championing renewable energy and the environment. She also regularly works to advance area renewable energy legislation.
In 2019, Dara was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Solar Energy Society. In this role, she uses her years of solar and environmental advocacy experience to help the decades old organization execute its mission. ASES aims to educate and to bring together science, industry, policy makers, and citizens across the United States to expedite us on the path to a fully sustainable solar future.
Our NABCEP Certified Manager, Vlad Ringe
Vlad Ringe is an Exact Solar Operations Manager with over a decade of solar experience. He holds a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) professional certificate as a solar PV Installation Professional. He is also a licensed master electrician. Because we prioritize an in-house and stable work force, Vlad is a key contributor to our success. When not overseeing our customer’s projects, Vlad can be found tending to the newest addition to his family – little chicks. He has recently joined the movement devoted to raising chickens in urban environments to ensure a humane and safe life for a natural food supply.
Our Happy Team
Our team of trained professionals. On top of Mark’s experience and expertise, we have capable staff focused on making every customer’s experience the best it can be. From office support to project support, every member of our team puts the customer first. No question goes unanswered.