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For solar energy project manager Eric Lorenz, his favorite part of the job is the familiar “thump” sound when flipping the final switch and solar panels begin converting sunlight into electrical current. “It’s a reminder that there is one more renewable energy system harvesting solar energy,” said Lorenz, who works for the renewable energy division of S+H Construction in Cambridge.
Q. How did you get interested in solar?
A. My interest in solar began while forming a solar start-up in Maine with two college buddies. Our very first project, we installed two solar tracking arrays. Standing at the house, we looked into the field and witnessed the two large arrays slowly align themselves with the sun. It was this moment that hooked me on solar.