Why choose us?
Green and Innovative Products
Solar’s innovative products are a direct result of the Company’s philosophy. Solar’s products manufactured with outstanding thermal performance, durable framework, and green properties. Products contain Stainless Steel spacers and recyclable Momentive silicone, which have significant life spans for long-lasting products. Utilizing these products helps structures achieve several LEED points. Check out our products page for more information.
Strong Core Values
Solar Innovations® is a single source provider of custom glazed products and has been for more than 18 years. Solar’s corporate philosophy is rooted in the Company’s core values, which boasts driving safety first, making the impossible possible, deliver a customer experience beyond expectation, be better today than yesterday, live and work green, and build strength through teamwork. The Solar team, comprised of talented solutions providers who work efficiently to create quality products.
LEED Gold Manufacturing Facility
After being housing in prior locations, Solar’s current manufacturing facility, constructed on June 22, 2009, in Pine Grove, PA. The three-building operation is located on a growing 36+ acre campus and includes a state-of-the-art corporate office and manufacturing facility. The Facility is LEED Gold certified, 98.5% landfill free, and 85% off the grid. Included in the facility are the Company showroom, three onsite greenhouses, and an in-house test lab, among Solar’s manufacturing capabilities.
Solar makes active strides to ensure the team and products are reflecting environmental sustainability, much as the facility. The building includes a roof skylight that illuminates the first and second floor to utilize the natural light. Low VOC paint is on the office walls, and high performing insulation is incorporated to maintain the building’s temperature. Solar recycles many items including food compost and manufacturing materials, along with standard recyclable items like paper, and cardboard. The recycled compost is used to fertilize the lawn and on-site greenhouses. The office space itself has even furnished with used, recycled, and reconditioned desks, chairs, and cubicles. Even the bathrooms, designed with green in mind: low flow toilets, recycled content paper products, and foam soap. Since standard trash bags are not recyclable, Solar eliminated them in all trash cans, except for the cafeteria. Living and working green both at home and the office embedded in Solar’s way of life.
Every aspect of Solar’s state-of-the-art facility was carefully evaluated, in particular against LEED standards and “green” business practices. The facility is LEED Gold certified, 98.5% landfill free, 85% off the grid, and features an array of 2,200 solar panels on its roof. This building houses Solar’s corporate office, manufacturing facility, testing lab, and powder coating booths, and all the metal fabrication.
On June 22, 2009, Solar Innovations® moved to 31 Roberts Road Pine Grove, PA and into a custom-designed facility (1). Shown in more detail on our company history and timeline, 23 Roberts Road (3) was acquired in 2013, as a result dedicating this space to wood fabrication. Meanwhile, 43 Roberts Road (2) is the service and installation headquarters for the company. Field crews are dispatching from this location, and it houses the complete vinyl manufacturing line.
While many manufacturers in architectural market space continue to outsource their components and processes to other vendors and overseas, Solar instead works towards producing as many components as possible within our manufacturing facility to provide greater control over lead times and pricing to our valued customers.
By producing as much as possible in-house, instead of purchasing parts from outside vendors at a marked up price, Solar Innovations® is able to better control our prices to our customers. Superior technical support can also be offered on our products, since it is provided directly from the individual who created or assembled them. Most of all if you have a question, we can provide the answer, which is hard to find in today’s market.