YSolar was founded by two cousins, Leon Pinxteren and Craig Barelds, in 2004. Leon and Craig were working in the home improvement industry and were keen to start a family business together. At the time, the public was becoming more aware of the environment and attitude to the way we use energy were changing.
Leon and Craig recognised that products generating renewable energy were going to be a way of life in the future due to the high cost of traditional energy sources and the environmental damage they cause.
Both cousins were passionate about the environment and felt that solar would not only make a successful business but that they could also do some good with the product too. Leon and Craig recognised that the ideal climatic conditions existed in Australia for the efficient use of solar energy but that we were not effectively using this renewable resource that we had such an abundance of.