2917 State Hwy 7, Bainbridge, NY 13733 1.800.786.0329

Our Story

Solar Energy Innovators

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.
  • Have fun.

Our Mission

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.



See Our Achievements in the past years


Sep 1999

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.

Educational Solar Energy Solutions

Silicon Solar Founded


Apr 2001

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.

Product Introduction

PDA Smart Phone Chargers


Jul 2003

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.

New York Facility

Manufacturing Facility Opened


Oct 2005

Adam Farrell, CEO and founder of Silicon Solar receives Global Student Entrepreneurship award from “Most Innovative” company (gsea.org)

Global Student Entrepreneurship Winner

GSEA - Most Innovative Company


Feb 2006

Silicon Solar launches its solar hot water product line, offering evacuated tube based solar hot water solutions in North America.

Solar Hot Water Systems

SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Systems

Nov 2006

Silicon Solar’s solar iPod charger featured in Vanity Fair’s November edition, showcased how solar power could charge your iPod on the road.

Solar in the Spotlight

Vanity Fair Magazine Feature


Nov 2007

Silicon Solar invents solar powered real estate sign lighting system together with development partner.

Solar Real Estate Sign Light

Product Release


Jun 2008

Silicon Solar launches AquaJet series solar water fountain pumps, helping customers turn their backyards into paradise.

Solar Water Pumps

Practical Innovations


Nov 2009

Launches manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, facilitating the manufacturing of custom OEM solar electric panels, integrated circuits and product assembly.

China Manufacturing Plant

Shanghai Facility Open


Nov 2011

Silicon Solar sells to over 125,000 customers!

Thank You to Our Customers


Nov 2017

Partnership formed with IGS Innovation Poland, an engineering and design firm specializing in renewable energy system and product design.

Strategic Partnership Formed

Engineering & Innovation Center

Our Team

Adam Farrell


Adam is the Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Solar and has over 20 years of experience working in the solar industry.

Nicole S

Division Manager

Nicole joined the team over 5 years ago, responsible for sales & customer service operations.

Chris D.

China General Manager

Chris has been a vital team member for over 10 years, responsible for manufacturing and supply chain partners.

Toni C

Logistics Manager

Toni has been with the team for over 10 years! She plays a key role in managing the production and logistics facilities.

Witold W.

Senior Engineer

Witold is responsible for complete solar system engineering and has worked in energy engineering for 10 years.

Konstantyn L.

Industrial Engineer

Konstantyn has a background in mechanical engineering and works on product design.

Jakub S.

Design Engineer

Jakub is an energy engineering student in Poland and has one year of experience working in innovative designs.

Mafe S

Sales Manager

Mafe is responsible for the commercial and solar lighting customer projects nationwide.

Brian R

Customer Service Manager

Brian joined Silicon Solar in 2014 where he strives every day to provide the best customer support.

Jen R

Sales Manager

Since 2014, Jen has been connecting customers to renewable energy innovations including lighting, water pumping, and OEM projects.

Jerry R

Sales & CS Manager

Jerry- Renewable sales specialist- maintains and interacts with existing or potential customers by establishing contact and developing relationships.