Gilles and Gatien
Solar Brother is above all a human adventure.
True experts in concentrated solar power, Gilles and Gatien have more than 25 years’ experience in solar energy, from solar thermal power plants to the design of small-scale products such as solar lighters. We are convinced that concentrated solar power 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 of 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 left for Timbuktu. I’ve found that a third of women’s time and a third of a family’s budget is spent on firewood. On my return, I decided to develop concentrated solar thermal technology, and in particular solar cooking. Active in the solar thermal family for over 20 years, Gilles has a wealth of experience in the field. Today, it is one of Europe’s leading players in concentrated solar technology.
Together with partner Gatien Brault, an arts and crafts engineer, they created Solar Brother with the aim of democratizing this technology. To achieve this, they design and distribute a range of simple, stylish, high-performance solar products. At the same time, aware of the need to broaden knowledge of solar energy to as many people as possible, they have built their business model in a spirit of co-creation, making available open-source DIY plans. “Becoming a Solar Brother means joining a community where human experience & solar knowledge are shared for the well-being of all”.
“Rémi, Annelise, Margaux, Yvanh, Dimitri, Marc, Quentin, Sébastien, Corinne, all joined us with their enthusiasm and know-how. Today, we are proud to offer, as part of our range of solar products, a Solar Brother® range, designed and developed in France, awarded & recognized with 3 medals at the 2017-18-19 Lépine competitions”, supported by BPI Innovation BPI Export”.
If you would like to take part in this solar adventure, please contact us!