Our Story

Our Story
1994

Thermo Technologies opens for business

Thermo Technologies opens for business

Dr. Fariborz Mahjouri, PE started a company with the concept that one-day solar energy would be a much more dominant form of power sourcing.  Under the name Thermomax USA/Thermo Technologies, the company designed and installed hot water systems, providing solar as an energy source alternative

2002

White House & Pentagon installations

White House & Pentagon installations

Aurora and Thermo Technologies installed a 9.4 kW PV system on the White House swimming pool building and 87 kW ground-mounted PV system at the Pentagon Compound. This increased exposure of the Aurora Energy name establishes the company as a respected solar designer/installer.

2007

Thermo Technologies/Aurora merge

Thermo Technologies/Aurora merge

Thermo Technologies and Aurora Energy LLC merged and the Aurora Energy, Inc. brand was created to design and install both solar thermal and electric PV systems.

2014

Aurora Energy Receives Two Prestigious Awards/Installs NSA System

Aurora Energy Receives Two Prestigious Awards/Installs NSA System

As a SunPower Premier Dealer, Aurora wins the 2014 SunPower Residential National Intelegant Award. This coveted award is given to only one SunPower dealer per year although hundreds of entries are typically received.  It marks excellence in design and craftsmanship. Aurora also receives MDV-SEIA’s Solar Project Residential PV Award for their excellence in design and installation of the Severn Boathouse. That same year, Aurora installs a sizable rooftop array at the National Security Agency

 

2015

Aurora Energy Wins A Local Award for Engineering

Aurora Energy Wins A Local Award for Engineering

Aurora receives the Best of Columbia [MD] Award for Solar Engineering, marking the company as a leader in the region.

2016

Aurora Becomes Exclusively Commercial

Aurora Becomes Exclusively Commercial

After installing both residential and light commercial systems since its inception, Aurora Energy officially becomes an exclusive commercial installer.

2018

Aurora Wins Commercial PV Award/Recognized as National Top Contractor

Aurora Wins Commercial PV Award/Recognized as National Top Contractor

2018 marks another exceptional year for Aurora as the company receives MDV-SEIA’s Project of the Year Award for outstanding PV design of the United Therapeutics project.  The same year, Aurora Energy officially makes the list of Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors.

2019

Recognized as Top Solar Contractor Second Year in a Row

Recognized as Top Solar Contractor Second Year in a Row

Aurora exclusively designs and installs commercial solar.  With over 25 years’ experience in solar system engineering, the team at Aurora has seen it all; we have come across a wide spectrum of design & installation challenges over the years.  With hard work, innovative ideas and thinking outside the box, we have worked through these challenges to provide our customers a great product with excellent service, driving more 21st century energy production with each installation. Aurora has also been recognized as a Top Solar Contractor of 2019.

 

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