Nordisk Solar Compagni A/S was founded in 1919 by Jacob L. Jørgensen and Herluf Sørensen with a focus on electricity meters. By 1929 they had to move to larger premises at Haderslev and the production of electricity meteres was sold and became the Danish Meter Workshop. Nordisk Solar Compagni A/S were now concentrating on radio-production (Audiola) and other household products such as lighting. The radio production stopped in 1958 and by 1960 the lamp production at Nordisk Solar Compagni A/S really took off.
They utilized their plastic expertise from the radio production, and over the next two decades created some iconic light designs. They were known for high quality design and won a number of international design awards. In 1975 the company created an industry department and began expanding into Finland, Sweden and Germany, the coming years.
In the midle of the 1980s the company started to specialise in solar technology and change name to Solar. Domestic lighting production was first transferred to Hans-Agne Jakobsson A/S, the Swedish lamp manufacturer acquired by Solar A/S in 1989, then ended completely.
Notabel designers were Svend Middelboe, Fabricius & Kastholm, Ebenfelt, Hvidt & Mølgård, Vagn Dyring, Eva & Niels Koppel and Anton Fogh Holm.
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