499 Marlboro Rd

Brattleboro, VT


(802) 280-7319



Store Hours

(Call to check as we may be out installing/servicing)


By Appointment

Tue-Fri: 10am - 6pm

(We can meet any schedule - These are guidelines)


Site Visits


Service Calls




Richard Gottlieb and Carol Levin ran Sunnyside Solar for over thirty years from their home in Guilford, Vermont. They sold their first PV panel in 1983, and have helped thousands learn about solar, either as students, installers or customers.


The original Sunnyside Solar store designed and installed systems for such notables as Pete Seeger, and provided solar powered sound for Pete’s Hudson River Revival, and also Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield (Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream), outfitting their vehicles with PV to do solar education. Carol and Richard were committed to promoting solar and renewable energy, participating in the development of Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), solar powered sound at the first SolarFest in Vermont, taught many PV and renewable energy classes at Greenfield Community College in MA and at Ulster BOCES in NY State as well as other locations.


Although Richard died in 2012, his legend was as a veritable Who’s Who of Solar. He understood, well before many of us, that renewables could be a real solution to meet our energy needs.


Joseph and Rosemary Mangum now continue that legacy. Joseph comes with a background of not only sustainable agriculture but of renewable energy and intentional sustainable building. Rosemary is a community ambassador and fighter for a healthy planet. Together they hope to make as much an impact for the better, not only for their own son but for the future generations of ALL children.


Please stop in and see us to learn how solar can work for you.