Our Story

Our Story

As with many great organizations, UMA Solar began with a simple idea: to use existing plastic over-molding technology to create a seamless, leak-proof solar collector. Sio Shatzky of Magen eco-Energy, turned his mind to the task and in 1977, developed the original Heliocol collector.

Through the efforts of his partner, Victor Eyal, Heliocol collectors were soon distributed throughout the world. The men later joined forces with Roger Eschenroeder, of UMA Inc. in Florida, and tackled the U.S. pool heating market.

UMA Solar is driven by a vision, both short term and long term, of yielding sustainable, positive results for its partners, clients, and the environment. By communicating clearly, listening closely, and responding quickly, UMA Solar continually builds a feeling of trust and loyalty among its partners and clientele.

Later incorporated as UMA Solar in Florida, the company rapidly became a dominant force in the solar thermal industry.

In the ensuing years, UMA Solar’s reputation for quality and service led to multiple flagship projects including being selected to heat the competition pools for the Atlanta, Athens, and Beijing Olympic swimming events. As UMA Solar’s clientele grew both in scope and numbers, the company began offering a compliment of other solar energy solutions, including solar domestic hot water heating systems, photovoltaic (PV) kits, and solar preheating technology for large-scale commercial and industrial operations.

These additional product lines, combined with UMA Solar’s complete turnkey solutions for all things solar, have made the company a national leader. Four strategically located distribution centers, a large sales and customer support staff, and a national network of more than 700 partners ensure constant, continuous, and convenient support of UMA Solar’s products.

Today, UMA Solar is 100% owned by Magen eco-Energy. Magen’s acquisition of the company puts UMA Solar and Magen eco-Energy at the forefront of the global solar market, enhancing each company’s future growth and performance.