Our Story

Est. 1988

ETM Solar Works specializes in solar energy systems. When we were founded in 1988 by Dr. Gay Canough (current CEO), we actually started out doing aerospace consulting work! (That’s where the “ETM” in our name comes from – it stands for “Extraterrestrial Materials”.) Our main claim to fame in the space business was the conceptual design of the Lunar Prospector, a small robotic spacecraft that orbited the moon from 1988-1999 looking for water at the lunar poles. In 1993, we decided to start focusing on solar panels. Since then, we’ve installed over 2 megawatts of solar panels in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. That’s enough to power 2000 homes! More recently, we have branched out to do even more in terms of sustainability, including offering offering ductless heating and cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, battery storage solutions, and permeable pavement.