Good Faith Energy History
Good Faith Energy burst onto the solar scene in 2014 after our founder, Mohammed Abdalla, stumbled upon solar power while traveling overseas.
It all started after Mohammed was fired from his corporate job in the oil and gas industry. It was his first time really experiencing failure. Mohammed packed up his belongings in two backpacks and wandered for a year throughout South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. During long train rides, he thought a lot about the carbon footprint he had created from working in the oil and gas sector.
One day while reflecting and traveling through Germany’s countryside, Mohammed witnessed a landscape he had never seen before: countless rooftops, covered in solar panels, all being powered by the sun. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. His research led him to find out that ~40% of Germany’s power supply came from solar energy – a feat rendered even more amazing when he found out that Germany receives roughly the same amount of sunlight as ALASKA!
Mohammed was now fully committed to transitioning away from the mine-and-burn hydrocarbon economy and turning toward the solar-electric economy, which he believes to be the primary sustainable solution. He is driven by a future where everything in your home, from televisions and computers to microwaves and refrigerators to HVAC systems and garage door openers, can be powered safely and cleanly by the sun.
When he returned to the States, he contacted a few solar companies to start the process of installing solar panels on his mom’s house in Plano, TX. Some companies never responded, others gave him quotes over the phone, and none gave him the education he was looking for.
Not long after this small setback, he quickly learned about the North Texas Renewable Energy Group and the Plano Solar Advocates, two nonprofits based in DFW dedicated to the advancement of renewable energy education and advocacy.
Mohammed spent the next 24 months volunteering his time in an effort to soak up as much knowledge and experience as he could to bring his renewable energy project development dreams to fruition.
Seven years later, Good Faith Energy is a nationally recognized leader in distributed solar and storage, as well as roofing. We’re more than an electrical and roofing contractor. We’re a movement and a lifestyle. We’re a family and community.
Executive Team of Good Faith Energy
Founder & Visionary
Mohammed Abdalla is the founder of Good Faith Energy. His vision is to transform our energy ecosystem with smart, sustainable, reliable technology while providing a lasting social and environmental impact.
COO & Co-Owner
Michael Solano is the guy that makes the machine move. He is passionate about quality, customer service, and creating a clean, green environmental impact while creating jobs for our growing family at Good Faith Energy.
Mika Penttinen brings the experience to the team with technical and strategic approaches to the economy of scaling our green energy business.