HUDSON -- New England Clean Energy President Mark Durrenberger presented Harvard resident Tom Sikina with the first Solar Electric Customer Award at a Customer Appreciation Day on Feb. 10. The event was held at the company's office.

New England Clean Energy has now sold 250 residential solar electric systems in Central Massachusetts since being founded in 2006 and has put more solar on Massachusetts homes than any other local installer based on Massachusetts Clean Energy Center data. Sikina has installed two solar energy systems with New England Clean Energy, one in Harvard and one in Acton.

"Loyalty is a precious commodity in the home-improvement business," Durrenberger said. "We have extremely high customer satisfaction, which we work hard for, and we are loyal to our customers. They, in turn, are loyal to us and -- even more important -- to renewable energy and helping the planet. At a time when many out-of-state companies have moved into Massachusetts to take advantage of incentives here, it's very gratifying to have so many people staying local when choosing a solar installer."

Hudson-based New England Clean Energy designs, engineers and installs solar electric and solar hot water systems for homes and businesses. Mass Solar Info recently awarded the company five honors, including Highest Customer Satisfaction among Massachusetts solar installers.