In the summer of 2003 our founder and current General Manger, Jay Welsh saw an opportunity in the growing solar industry to help system owners keep their assets producing at peak outputs long after the initial installation. With the solar industry still in its infancy at the time, Mr. Welsh used this time wisely setting up and developing a long term business strategy in anticipation of the exploding solar market.
The first 5 years were spent selling & testing the concept with investors and local EPC’s along with intense industry education and brand building. In late 2006 the industry began to see a very rapid expansion and it was decided that it was time to roll out the business plan and start our own rapid expansion. In the last part of 2008, we had developed 7 satellite offices and within 3 years we had over 40 offices in 4 countries.
Solar Maid was the first company in the world to specialize in “Janitorial Solar O&M” and is still by far the largest with continued global expansion plans. Solar Maid not only developed the industry standards for this new service sector, we have also created an industry best safety program.
Solar Maid is now headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA with service offices throughout North America and parts of Europe. Whether you need dust washed from solar panels in California, pollen cleaned in Central Italy or snow removal in Ottawa, Canada, Solar Maid has local, professionally trained operators ready to service your Janitorial O&M requirements.
Beyond the service market that Solar Maid has built its business on, we are engineering products to meet this growing and ever changing solar O&M market. In addition to the online store where you can buy cleaning tools and equipment, Solar Maid will continue to design, engineer and develop many new cost saving tools which will be brought to market quickly.
The Solar Maid Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of AE Media Group LLC, “Solar Maid” is a registered trade and service mark and one of the strongest brand names within the solar industry.