Inspired by the challenges our world faces with the use of carbon intensive energy sources, John Flanagan – Founder and CEO of itek Energy – envisioned using his skills and knowledge in manufacturing to build solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. After careful research and investment, full production began at the Bellingham facility in 2012 with 15 employees, manufacturing 2 megawatts (MW) of solar PV modules.
After only 4 years of production itek now has over 90 employees, and is building over 2 MW per month. By the end of 2015 itek will have built and shipped over 44MW of clean, renewable energy – enough to power over 4,250 homes.
Our continued development of cutting edge technology has brought to market competitively powerful, high quality and efficient solar modules, increasing our power rating from an industry standard 240 watts to a market leading 290 watts and above. Exceptional business growth, investment in the latest manufacturing equipment and utilizing the most efficient P-type monocrystalline cells in the world, allows us to steadily drive down prices for our customers.
Our experienced engineers, operations, and management team are Washington locals who share John’s passion for solar energy. We are proud to build solar panels that are ideal for Washington’s varied climates- from the characteristic diffuse light of the coastal regions and record setting snows of the North Cascades, to the strong and persistent winds of the Inland Empire.