We have a passion for building sustainable, clean technology.
Enabling Climate-Smart Agriculture
Solectrac, Inc., located in Northern California, has developed 100% battery powered, all electric tractors for agriculture and recreational applications. Solectrac tractors provided an opportunity for farmers around the world to power their tractors by using the sun, wind, and other clean renewable sources of energy. Farmers are now independent of the pollution, infrastructure, and price volatility associated with fossil fuels.
The company grew out of Founder and CEO, Stephen Heckeroth’s commitment to providing an alternative to fossil fuels with 25 years of experience building electric tractors and converting vehicles to electric. In 2014, Solectrac was awarded a 3-year research and development grant by the India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). With the final prototype produced, Solectrac won a second grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to commercialize the production of all-electric tractors.
Solectrac was a finalist at Food Funded, an Entrepreneurship and Investor Fair held on June 6, 2019 at the Presidio in San Francisco. And in the same month, Solectrac was nominated for an Innovation Award at the Farm Progress Show held in Regina, SK, Canada from June 19-21, 2019. In September 2019, Solectrac received the Escorts 2019 Innovation Award.
Solectrac is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
We would love to hear from our fellow farmers. Please take a moment to tell us a little about your farm or intended use, and if you have other questions about our electric tractors.