As more people are turning to renewable energy sources, solar panels are becoming increasingly popular. These days there are countless solar panel companies out there, but which ones produce solar panels in the USA? Well, that’s what I’ll be looking at in this article.
American Made Solar Panels – Do They Exist? (The Short Answer)
After digging around for some American made solar panels I found 7 companies that meet the criteria. They are Heliene, Mission Solar, Seraphim, Silfab Solar, Tesla, SunSpark, and SolarTech Universal.
Solar Panel Manufacturers in the USA (Here’s What I Found)
Now that we know which companies manufacture solar panels in the USA let’s take a look at each one in a little more detail.
Heliene is a fairly new company, having only been established back in 2010, but it has already cemented itself as one of the USA’s most popular solar panel manufacturers. The company prides itself on being able to produce solar panels of almost any size for a reasonable price.
Not all of Heliene’s manufacturing takes place in the US, it also has a facility in Canada. Up until recently, it looks like the company conducted a large percentage of manufacturing in Canada.
However, in 2022, Heliene expanded one of its American facilities and now manufactures a large percentage of its solar panels in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. It also manufactures its products in Florida and Ontario, but it looks like the majority of its production is carried out within the US.
For those wanting to take a look at what Heliene has to offer, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a link to its product page.
Mission Solar was founded in 2013 as a part of a 400 MW supply agreement between OCI and CPS Energy. It is a proud American company and from what I understand, it conducts its manufacturing within the US.
Mission Solar’s products are designed, engineered, and manufactured at its facility located in San Antonio, Texas. I couldn’t find any other facility related to the company outside of the US. Its Texas-based facility is an impressive 246,000 square feet and it is constantly working to make some of the best quality solar panels on the market.
The company offers solar panels for commercial, residential, and governmental use, but for this article, I’ll be focusing on its residential options. Here’s a link to Mission Solar’s residential solar panel page for those wanting to take a closer look.
Seraphim was founded in 2015. I was initially a little confused as there is a company of the same name that’s based in China. But it looks like they are two different companies. So, the Seraphim I am referring to in this entry is the American company.
The company’s headquarters is located in Houston, Texas, and according to Seraphim’s official Linkedin page, it manufactures its solar panels at a facility located in Jackson, Mississippi. It looks like all of the company’s solar panels are made in the USA as it only has one manufacturing location on its Linkedin profile.
Unfortunately, Seraphim’s website wasn’t the easiest site to navigate, so I couldn’t find any specific products to list below. Instead, here’s a link to its website for those wanting to take a look at what the company has to offer.
Silfab Solar is one of America’s leading solar panel manufacturers. It was founded back in 2010. Unlike most of the other companies on this list, Silfab Solar isn’t actually American-founded. The company is a Canadian based company and its headquarters is located in Ontario, Canada.
While it isn’t an American company, it does conduct a large percentage of its manufacturing across several facilities throughout the US. According to Silfab Solar’s website, it has manufacturing facilities in Washington and Toronto.
I came across a couple of articles stating that all of Silfab Solar’s solar panels are manufactured in the US. However, these were third-party articles and so I couldn’t prove this with 100% certainty.
So while it does look like the company conducts the majority of its manufacturing within the US, I’d recommend reaching out to the folks at Silfab Solar to ensure that the solar panels you are looking at are ones that are made in the USA. Here’s a link to its household solar panel page and here’s a link to the company’s contact information.
Tesla is probably the most well-known company on this list. It is primarily known for its high-quality electric cars, but Tesla also works on solar panels as well as a few other green projects.
Tesla has a facility in Buffalo, New York known as Gigafactory 2. Here the company employs almost 800 people that work around the clock to manufacture some of the best American-made solar panels on the market.
According to Tesla’s website, the company guarantees the lowest price for solar energy. It even offers a price match guarantee if you manage to find something cheaper. Tesla’s solar panels are designed to be discrete and efficient making them the perfect choice for those wanting to turn to green energy without having bulky panels on their roof.
For those wanting to check out what solar panels Tesla has available, here’s a link to its solar panel product page.
Founded in 2015, SunSpark is a solar panel manufacturer that’s based in Riverside, California. While it is an American company, its parent company is a Chinese company. That said, according to several reputable sources, SunSpark designs and manufactures its solar panels at its facility in Riverside.
I could find no evidence of the company conducting its manufacturing in any other facility. It looks like its Riverside facility is the only place where it manufactures solar panels.
Also, the official SunSpark website clearly states that it manufactures its products in the USA as it feels that it is better for the local community and the environment. At the time of writing this article, SunSpark offers three different lines of solar panels, which are as follows.
SolarTech Universal is an American solar panel manufacturer. It manufactures its products at a large state-of-the-art facility in Florida. The company manufactures solar panels for businesses as well as for regular consumer use.
According to SolarTech Universal’s website, since 2012 it has been conducting its manufacturing at its Florida based location. Being an American manufacturer is something that the company is very proud of and it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon.
The company offers solar panels that are tailored to your specific region, house size, and needs. Here’s a link to its solar panel product page.
I found a couple of companies that seemingly conduct some of their manufacturing in the US. However, I couldn’t find out the specifics, here’s what I found.
Solaria is an Americanbased solar panel company that was founded in 1993. The company is based in California, this is where its headquarters is located. Upon doing a little digging, it looks like Solaria manufactures its products in the US and across Asia. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much more information regarding its manufacturing.
So while the company does conduct some of its manufacturing within the US, it is unclear how much of its production is carried out overseas. I’d recommend reaching out to the company directly before making a purchase to ensure that the solar panels you are interested in are ones that are produced in the US. Here’s a link to its product page and here’s a link to its contact information.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an official website related to SolSuntech so the information below comes from its LinkedIn profile.
SolSuntech is a solar panel company that is on the frontline of innovation when it comes to producing green energy. The company is responsible for producing the world’s first 3D solar panel with a revolutionary 33% module output efficiency.
Its headquarters is located in New York, but it also has ties to a facility in South Korea so I wasn’t able to find out which of its products are American-made. I’d recommend reaching out to the company before making a purchase. Here’s a link to its LinkedIn profile for those wanting to get in touch with the company directly.