WHO WE ARE
Silicon Solar was founded in 1999 by two Cornell University graduates as a research and development firm dedicated to providing the latest innovations in solar technology. Silicon Solar has grown to be one of the largest innovators and supplier of solar energy technology.
Serving over 150,000 customers ranging from our neighbors to the United States Government; Silicon Solar continually aims towards providing our customers with quality solar energy products.
Socially responsible manufacturing & design methods
Global approach – collaborative teams from around the world
Think big, start small.
At Silicon Solar, our mission is to offer world-class solar energy products, to pioneer the development and distribution of new solar energy technologies, provide an educational network for our customers, and help build a sustainable future for the global economy.
In today’s high-energy consuming world, we offer world-class solar energy and renewable products, striving to meet the increasing need for alternative energy sources. Our operational excellence and product leadership in the solar energy industry has enabled us to pioneer the development and distribution of new solar technologies and services. From the design room to product installation, the goal of our team is to provide an educational network and value chain, with customer service as our number one priority.
Our forward-thinking model includes the establishment of multinational offices to better serve emerging markets and developing nations around the world. At Silicon Solar, we work to build and maintain a cleaner, energy-efficient world one satisfied customer at a time.
Silicon Solar founded in upstate New York by Adam Farrell, spun out of a high school science project where he began offering solar science kits to teachers interested in learning about solar energy. (See the original logo from 1999).
Silicon Solar invents first PDA solar mobile phone charger for iPAQ, made in the USA, the solar chargers extended the battery life of the first PDAs.
Silicon Solar opens it first US manufacturing facility in Bainbridge New York, where it manufactured solar panels, solar kits, and solar garden / home goods products.
Adam Farrell, CEO and founder of Silicon Solar receives Global Student Entrepreneurship award from “Most Innovative” company (gsea.org)
Silicon Solar launches its solar hot water product line, offering evacuated tube based solar hot water solutions in North America.
Silicon Solar’s solar iPod charger featured in Vanity Fair’s November edition, showcased how solar power could charge your iPod on the road.
Silicon Solar invents solar powered real estate sign lighting system together with development partner.
Silicon Solar launches AquaJet series solar water fountain pumps, helping customers turn their backyards into paradise.
Launches manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, facilitating the manufacturing of custom OEM solar electric panels, integrated circuits and product assembly.
Silicon Solar serves over 125,000 customers worldwide!
Silicon Solar expands solar energy training center in Bainbridge, New York – providing a training center for students, teachers, and industry professionals. We invite our customers to stop in.
Partnership formed with IGS Innovation Poland, an engineering and design firm specializing in renewable energy system and product design.