- Location: online only
- Website: siliconsolar.com
The "Solar Energy Store" is the online e-commerce site of New York and Colorado-based Silicon Solar, a company that specializes in solar power for the commercial and retail market. Two Cornell grads originally founded the company as a research and development firm in the 1990s, and it's since evolved into a consumer-based business. They sell everything from solar roof panels to "photon racer solar car kits."
It can be hard to find clear pricing and shipping information when you're shopping for solar, but the Solar Energy Store clearly lists costs for every solar panel, wind power kit, or solar battery charger on their site.
The site's not exactly pretty, but it's straightforward, and it provides the kind of information you'd expect from a tech and building supply company — detailed descriptions, features, specifications, and energy certifications.
In addition to building supply, they carry portable solar chargers for mobile devices, as well as solar panel kits for smaller projects. They ship internationally, and they have support staff on the phone to answer questions at any time.
Photo: Solar Sky Light