Historic Image of Frying Pan Tower

Illuminating A Sustainable Future for Frying Pan Tower


In the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, 32 miles offshore, stands an iconic maritime landmark – the historic Frying Pan Tower Light Station. We, FPTower Inc., are deeply committed to its preservation and restoration. The massive structure, with its rich maritime history, has become much more than a sentinel of the seas; it’s a beacon of conservation, education, and innovation. And now, thanks to a generous contribution of Silfab Solar Inc., it’s set to shine even brighter on our sustainable journey.

Installing solar panels around the perimeter of Frying Pan Tower

Harnessing the Power of the Sun

We are excited to announce a significant leap forward in our sustainable energy solutions by dramatically reducing our use of fossil fuels. Silfab Solar Inc., known for its unwavering commitment to renewable energy, has donated a substantial quantity of cutting-edge solar panels. These high-efficiency panels will not only reduce our reliance on traditional energy sources but also minimize our environmental footprint.

The strategic placement of these solar panels around the perimeter of the tower promises to maximize energy capture while harmonizing with our picturesque surroundings. As Frying Pan Tower evolves into a symbol of sustainable development and responsible stewardship, these solar panels will play a pivotal role in illuminating our path.

A Shared Commitment to Conservation

At its core, this collaboration exemplifies the power of partnership in fostering a sustainable future. It underscores a shared commitment to preserving our environment and safeguarding historical landmarks for generations to come. For us, this donation signifies not only a reduction in our carbon footprint but also the empowerment to continue our vital restoration work and educational initiatives.

“We are immensely grateful to Silfab Solar Inc. for their commitment to our mission,” says Richard Neal, Executive Director of FPTower Inc. “This partnership reaffirms our dedication to conservation, education, and innovation.”

Joining Forces for a Greener Tomorrow

As we look ahead, FPTower Inc. and Silfab Solar Inc. invite you to join us on this journey towards a greener and more sustainable future. Together, we are not only preserving a maritime icon but also powering innovation, education, and conservation.

For more information about our mission, please visit fptower.org. To learn more about Silfab Solar Inc., visit silfabsolar.com.

View of Frying Pan Tower from Drone

About FPTower Inc.:

FPTower Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and preservation of the iconic Frying Pan Tower. Located off the coast of North Carolina, this historic structure serves as a beacon of conservation, education, and innovation.

About Silfab Solar Inc.:

Silfab Solar is the North American leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-efficiency, premium quality PV modules. Silfab leverages more than 40 years of solar experience and best-in-class technologies to produce the highest- rated solar modules. Silfab operates state-of-the-art facilities in the state of Washington and Toronto, Canada and will soon be manufacturing solar cells and PV modules in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Each facility features multiple automated production lines, an ISO 9001:2015-accredited Quality Management System, and just-in-time manufacturing to deliver Buy American approved PV modules specifically designed for and dedicated to the North American market.

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