Gilles & Gatien
Solar Brother is above all a human adventure.
True experts in concentrated solar energy, Gilles and Gatien have more than 25 years of solar experience, from solar thermal power plants to small product designs such as solar lighters. We are convinced that concentrated solar energy is one of the main energy sources of the 3rd millennium. It is with conviction and passion that we distribute this high-performance, available, free and ecological energy.
Solar Brother was born from the enthusiasm of Gilles Gallo, who, after a trip to Timbuktu in 2003, wanted to give meaning to his work by turning to a more humanist project. “After 5 years of financial experience, in search of meaning, I went to Timbuktu. I have found that one third of women’s time and one third of families’ budgets are spent on firewood. When I returned, I decided to develop concentrated solar thermal technology and in particular solar cooking. Present and active in the solar thermal family for more than 20 years, Gilles has extensive experience in the field. Today, it is one of the major players in concentrated solar technology in Europe.
With Gatien Brault, an “Arts et Métiers” engineer and partner, they created Solar Brother with the desire to democratize this technology. To do this, they design and distribute a range of simple, stylish and high-performance solar products. At the same time, aware of the need to extend knowledge of solar energy to as many people as possible, they have built their business model in a spirit of co-creation with the provision of open-source self-construction plans. “Becoming a Solar Brother is joining a community or human experience & solar knowledge is shared for the well-being of all”.
Solar Brother is also a commited solar team.
“Antoine, Kevin, Louis, Mehdi, Cantor, Guillaume, and Mathys, all joined us with their enthusiasm and know-how. Today, we are proud to offer, among all our solar products, a Solar Brother® range designed and developed in France, awarded & recognized with 3 medals at the Lépine 2017-18-19″ competition, supported by BPI Innovation BPI Export”.
If you also want to be part of this beautiful solar adventure, contact us!