Solar Panels Plus LLC is a Virginia-based American company that’s committed to providing the most efficient, longest-lasting, state-of-the-art solar energy products in the world.
Founded in response to a rising need for high-quality, technologically advanced solar energy products, Solar Panels Plus LLC started out as a distributor for solar hot water systems. Within a few short years, the company began manufacturing its own line of solar thermal systems and quickly expanded the products it manufactured and distributed worldwide.
These products and systems include solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that generate electricity, solar pool heating systems, solar air conditioning systems and corn glycol, among many others. A full list of the products that Solar Panels Plus offers can be found under <Products>.
Solar Panels Plus is well known for its American brand of solar evacuated tube collectors. These collectors became recognized in the industry as being not only one of the highest performing and most efficient solar hot water heating products available, but also because they comply with the Buy American Act guidelines.
Solar Panels Plus is deeply involved in using solar thermal energy and solar PV panels to achieve energy independence in applications that go beyond solar space heating and cooling.
Solar Panels Plus works with a large number of dealers and distributors across North America. As part of its excellent customer service program, the company routinely provides training, technical support, and system design support for contractors and installers.
The founders of Solar Panels Plus have been involved in the solar industry for more than 30 years. In 1979, Moh Koochekzadeh, one of the primary founders and current chairman of Solar Panels Plus, was the CEO of Philco Italiana, one of the largest manufactures of appliances in Italy and a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Co.
Under Mr. Koochekzadeh's leadership, the world's first evacuated tube solar collector was born. This was one of the most-efficient solar thermal collector systems ever brought to the market. However, at the time, the cost of oil had fallen substantially so the public’s interest in renewable energy was very low.
Since the 1980s, however, the cost of oil, other fuels and energy overall has greatly increased. With these higher prices, a renewed interest in alternative and clean energy surfaced. In response to help meet the demands and needs of the industry, Solar Panels Plus was founded in 2006.