Alternate Energy Technologies
Alternate Energy Technologies (AET) is the Solar Thermal Industry’s leading manufacturer and integrator of Solar Energy Solutions. AET’s history began in 1975 with the founding of Morning Star Manufacturing and US Solar Corporation.
AET Solar’s mission:
To supply the global economy with the technology needed to reduce current emissions by being a worldwide leader in the solar thermal manufacturing process.
Harnessing technological advances into one state-of-the-art collector.
Having solar hot water become a commonplace appliance for the average household.
Delivering solar hot water to those in need and providing a means for sustainability through our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
Providing quality American made products through a means of commercial, residential and OEM distribution.
Employing diversity through assorted backgrounds and nationalities.
Sustainability is a key factor in society today and AET Solar strives to make this a more realistic effort for the everyday hot water user. From domestic residences, to apartment buildings, and even commercial properties, the technology being produced by AET Solar can help reduce emissions while saving money on utility bills.
AET Solar has been committed to the advancement of solar thermal technologies since 1975. Having survived the solar thermal industry’s implosion of the early 1980’s through their international sales, AET Solar has positioned themselves as America’s largest solar thermal manufacturer.
The main manufacturing focus lies in the state-of-the-art “flat plate” solar thermal collector. These collectors harness clean, efficient, renewable solar energy, to be used in domestic hot water and space heating applications.
Collectors and components are spread among our national supply reach through eight distributors and 400 independent dealers. In turn, this provides thousands of indirect jobs throughout the United States, and over 60 direct jobs at our NEW corporate headquarters. The new corporate headquarters is located in Green Cove Springs, FL. The number of potential jobs and due diligence to the ever growing economy will continue to grow at an increasing rate. As a true U.S. manufacturer, AET Solar strives to create ‘green’ jobs and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.
Over the years AET has continually improved their manufacturing techniques in order to provide the most efficient collector on the market. One of these advancements includes a solid state forge welding process which produces a molecular bond between the fin and tube. This highly efficient conductive bond is backed by a 30 year guarantee and is superior to any process used in the industry.
Further advances in the manufacturing process include an automated brazing line. This state-of-the-art machine was added to the production line in order to increase the quality and consistency of absorber plates, as well as increase the speed of production; hence, an increase in supply. The brazing line utilizes brass flux which eliminates carbon dioxide emitted to the environment making this a green process.
In addition, AET’s new manufacturing facility includes a zero waste treatment line which reuses waste water for cooling and removes nickel from the plating discharge in its entirety. This green process allows 90% of the newly cleaned water to be reused, eliminating waste.