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Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Alto Solar Inc. specializes in the design, development and deployment of solar products and systems for residential, commercial, mobile, and marine markets (off-grid, on-grid, portable, hybrid). Applications include homes, boats, RVs, camper vans, cottages, businesses, communities, marinas, solar parks, festivals, special events, and even your backpack - anywhere the sun shines and you need power, day or night! ​

Founded by Tomi Allen after over fifteen years of engineering in the solar and energy industries, Alto Solar's mission is to empower individuals, families and communities with cleaner, greener, reliable energy straight from the sun.​

Our Founder

Tomi Allen is an electrical engineer with over twenty years of experience in the solar and energy industries. From project management to product and system design, Allen has been immersed in virtually every aspect of the solar business. 


He grew up playing and working with solar technology at his father's company, Thermo Dynamics Ltd. (Canada's solar pioneers since 1981!), and is a key driver in the local and international solar industry. Based in Nova Scotia, he has worked throughout Europe, the US, Argentina and Indonesia and continues to develop projects and partnerships, both locally and globally. He regularly attends the world’s leading conferences and exhibitions on solar and smart energy technology to stay up-to-date and on the leading edge.

With a strong background in innovation, Tomi has led and learned with energy leaders at Halifax Solar City, Nova Scotia Community College Applied Energy Research, Dalhousie University, Fossil Power Systems, as an engineer on super yachts, and as a freelance consultant. He also composes and performs a variety of music from around the world, and contributes as a music facilitator to youth mental health programs, yoga and meditation studios.

Allen founded Alto Solar to empower individuals, families and communities with solar energy while inspiring a more harmonious and sustainable relationship with nature.



Over 100 Years of Combined Solar Experience!

The Allen family has been leaders in the solar industry since the birth of Thermo Dynamics Ltd. in 1981.

Founded by engineering professor Dr. Peter Allen with his brother Jim Allen (founder and former owner of Doctor Solar),  Dr. Allen's sons Tomi Allen (founder of Alto Solar) and David Allen (founder of Quality Solar) have been working alongside their father since they learned to walk, and subsequently, to build solar panels and more.

The Allen's continue to work together on all types of solar projects, from 100 Watts to over 100 Kilowatts.

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Canada's Solar Pioneers Since 1981!

Thermo Dynamics Ltd. has been manufacturing, designing and installing solar systems for 40+ years all over the world. Owned and operated by Nova Scotia Science Hall of Famer and Dalhousie University engineering professor, Dr. Peter Allen. 

Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Specializing in Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water

Quality Solar has extensive experience with all types of solar installations. Fully insured and compliant with Health and Safety Labour Regulations, Quality Solar is owned and operated by David Allen, a senior solar technician with over 15 years experience. Based in Halifax serving all of mainland Nova Scotia.

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