Belmont Solar is a full-service solar panel installer in south-central Pennsylvania. Since 2001, we’ve been helping homeowners and small business owners enjoy the freely-available energy from the sun. We specialize in installing off-grid, hybrid, and grid-tied solar systems, each custom-designed for your location and needs.
We’re passionate about bringing solar energy to our community
Our experience with solar energy grew out of our strong passion for electrical technology. We saw the innovations happening within the solar industry, and we knew these improvements could help our neighbors get clean, cheap energy. Over the last 16 years, we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners like you enjoy the benefits of solar energy.
We will bring these years of experience to your system, so that your system runs at optimal performance. We’ll also take time to educate you on your new system, answering any questions you have and helping you better understand the effectiveness of solar. On every installation, we make sure you are satisfied with your system and our service.
To Provide Clean, Reliable Power for Those That Prepare for the Future
Certifications & Memberships
Our team of installers are certified by the NABCEP, the governing accreditation organization for solar companies. For this certificate, we’ve taken over 58 hours of advanced training and passed a rigorous examination. This means that your solar array will be installed using industry-leading equipment and practices.
As a member of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA), we are active in growing and supporting the solar industry within Pennsylvania. We are also members of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where we partner with other local businesses to improve our community.
In 2017, Belmont Solar acquired ToughTrac, a leading manufacturer of roof mounting equipment for solar arrays. This provides Belmont with new and exciting opportunities to provide premium quality roof-mounted solar systems for our customers.
Learn more about the acquisition of ToughTrac »
Meet Our Team
Ben Zook – Owner and Designer/Innovator
As founder and owner of Belmont Solar, Ben Zook is passionate about providing clean solar power to all. An educator at heart, Ben loves sharing with clients and coworkers about the latest advancements in solar technology, and how it can help our everyday lives. He’s earned his NABCEP Solar Installer certification in 2008, and stays current on changes in the solar industry. Ben also enjoys learning more about how to run a business from a Christian background; that’s why he’s a member of the Convene Business Group, where he shares ideas and support with like-minded business owners. Apart from work, Ben is an avid runner and loves to spend time with his wife, Lillian. He lives in Gordonville and attends church in Spring Garden.
Ben Beiler – Project Manager
As Project Manager at Belmont Solar, Ben uses his quiet, calm demeanor and organization skills to keep projects on track and finished on time. He loves the logical challenges in the solar industry, and has a personal interest in financial management and investments. Ben lives in Gordonville.
Isaac Zook – Foreman
Isaac is an innovative and hard-working technician who loves the mechanical and electrical challenges found in complex solar projects. In his spare time, Isaac works on his blue Subaru WRX at his home in Holtwood.
Michael Rybacki – Installer
Mike has thirteen years of solar experience, including solar hot water, off-grid power and pretty much anything related to renewable-energy. Mike is a health food advocate, embraces a debt-free lifestyle and is also a writer. Mike lives in Paradise, PA.
Nicholas Gatoura – Installer
Nick proudly served in the military for 4 years. In his spare time, he loves hiking and he completed the Appalachian Trail in 2018. Nick starts practically every morning with a smile. He is passionate about technology and loves a challenge. Nick lives in Ronks, PA.
Randy Swanger – Salesman
Randy brings a lot of knowledge and expertise to our team and customers. Randy takes the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction and customer convince. In his spare time away from the office he enjoys spending time at his cabin with his family outdoors.
Rachel Klein-Katz- Business Management & Accountant
Rachel helps behind the scenes and makes sure the permitting, interconnection, marketing, customer relations, and finances are all in line. She enjoys a good laugh and a cup of tea. She moved here from Mid-Vermont, where she used to ride horses and work on farms growing up.