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About Us

We know the brands. We know the products. We know system design. We know solar. We are Powering Your Success.

Together, we are creating a planet run by the sun.

AEE Solar was founded in 1979 as Alternative Energy Engineering in rural Redway, California. Long-time solar pioneer and enthusiast David Katz launched the business from his home and produced the first Solar Design Guide and Catalog in 1981.

The company expanded, specializing in providing off-grid equipment to homeowners seeking energy independence and reaching $8M in sales in 2002.

Mainstream Energy invested in AEE Solar in 2005, providing additional resources and expertise. To accommodate the growing demand for renewable energy, AEE Solar moved its headquarters to Sacramento, California and opened an 80,000 sq. ft. distribution center in 2012.

After additional years of continued growth, AEE Solar was acquired by Sunrun in 2014. More than 40 years later, AEE Solar continues to supply resellers, contractors, integrators and installers the field-tested, reliable products they need to design, install and maintain renewable energy systems.

The AEE Solar


For over 40 years, AEE Solar has been in the field solving for every system design challenge possible. We will lead the solar revolution as the nation’s #1 solar distributor by equipping our customers with the products and knowledge they need to get the job done. Our promise to you is to be your partner in growing your business and delivering solar to your customers.