Tom Brennan is the pioneer of hybrid inverters. After doing extensive research across the globe, Tom concluded the current energy storage solutions were cumbersome, expensive, overly complex, and offered minimal power capability. He saw the opportunity to disrupt the energy industry through innovation and technology. Tom founded Sol-Ark over a decade ago with a mission to make the most reliable, innovative, and cost effective energy storage solutions to power families and businesses. Today Sol-Ark is a global energy technology leader with over six generations of hybrid inverters. Powered by a vast ecosystem comprising thousands of distributors, installers, EPCs, EV charging solutions, and battery manufacturers, Sol-Ark is transforming energy resilience for homes and businesses.
Prior to founding Sol-Ark, Tom architected power electronics software and hardware solutions for Advantest. He also held leadership roles in technology and testing methodologies at LTX Credence/Cohu and Advanced Micro Devices. Tom is a winner of the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Award, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Tom holds numerous patents, and has authored dozens of publications. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.