Sun Catcher, is dedicated to designing and installing appropriately sized, robust on and off-grid renewable energy systems. Howie Michaelson has been involved in Renewable Energy for many years, and has lived off-grid with his family for a decade. He worked for a large, fast growing Renewable Energy company for several years as a lead installer and head of the service department.
Howie has worked on, and is well versed in, a wide range of residential and commercial solar electric (both on and off-grid), solar hot water, wind and hydro energy systems. As owner of Sun Catcher, he is happily running his own company, focusing on residential, appropriately scaled solar electric and hot water, as well as wind.
In previous lives, Howie has managed a $10 million/year food cooperative, been a counselor and director for many years at the Farm & Wilderness summer camps in Vermont, managed and designed a variety of websites for businesses and non-profits, and banged nails on carpentry crews. He and his wife built their off-grid home on a land cooperative in central Vermont, happy to be raising their 2 young children in such a wonderful place.