Stu Besnoff at the site of Alpine Solar and residence with swimming pool, all heated with evacuated tube solar hot water collectors.


About the owner of Alpine Solar Heat and Hot Water:

  • High School in New Haven, Connecticut
  • BS & Master of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY
  • Veteran of U.S. Navy
  • Research, Communications, Radar, Sonar, and Test Engineer
  • Certified public school teacher (Math, Physics, Technology)
  • Volunteer Scout leader
  • Farming / Landscaping / Excavating business started in 1987
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts apartment rentals, 1995 – 2015
  • Solar house design and construction started in 2003

Professional Affiliations:  The owner of Alpine Solar Heat and Hot Water is a current or former member of:

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)    www.nesea.org

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)    www.usgbc.org

American Solar Energy Society (ASES)    www.ases.org

Berkshire Node of 350 Massachusetts   http://350ma-berkshires.org/

Berkshire Business Builders   www.berkshirebusinessbuilders.com

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce    www.berkshirechamber.com

Jacobs Ladder Business Association    http://JLBA.org/

Appalachain Mountain Club    www.outdoors.org/

The Trustees of Reservations   http://www.thetrustees.org/