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About Us

Solar Design Studio is an international consulting and engineering firm that specializes in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry.

From our headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, we service:

  • Solar project developers
  • PV equipment distributors
  • Solar integrators
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • Architectural firms
  • General contractors
  • PV project owners

A Brief History of Solar Design Studio

Our managing partner and founder, Bob Solger, originally launched The Energy Savings Store in 2003 and the Solar Design Studio in 2009,  with one simple goal. He wanted to help residential and commercial customers receive optimal returns from their clean power investments. Meeting this objective required seamlessly integrating financial management, energy efficiency, PV engineering and design, solar installation, and architectural knowledge under one umbrella.

Over the years, we’ve consistently delivered on this promise, helping to design, build, finance, and manage more than 2,000 projects across:

  • Solar power
  • Energy storage
  • Microgrids
  • Solar heating and cooling
  • Wind energy

How Our Renewable Energy Mission Has Evolved

While our primary focus remains renewable energy engineering and design, we are fully capable of providing turnkey solutions for a broad range of projects within the green vertical.

Our full list of clean power capabilities includes:

  • Financial feasibility studies
  • Business consulting
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Technology application consulting
  • Project permitting and regulatory paperwork
  • Utility consulting
  • Energy efficiency and auditing
  • Off-grid power
  • Green incentives
  • Project financing
  • Training and development
  • Project Management
  • Project Commissioning

True to our founding principles, we remain committed to helping residential and commercial clients enjoy the greatest energy savings at the lowest possible cost. However, that mission now also encompasses manufacturing, utility, and solar integration clients who require expert business consulting and design services to meet their own clean power goals.

In addition, our service area has also expanded to include all of North America, Europe, and scattered nations around the globe.

Unmatched Solar Expertise and Qualifications

Since launching our first company in 2003 and our second in 2009, Solar Design Studio has emerged as Kansas City’s most experienced and trusted clean energy authority. As a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer with professional engineering licensing, we are responsible for over 15 MW of installed solar capacity across more than 2,000 separate PV projects.

And we owe much of this success to the incredible support Solar Design Studio continues to receive through its partnerships with:

  • SEIA – the Solar Energy Industries Association
  • MOSEIA – the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (Founding Board Member)
  • USGBC – the US Green Building Council (Kansas City Chapter Member)
  • The Heartland Renewable Energy Society

About Our Founder and Managing Partner

None of the above accomplishments would have been possible without our Bob Solger. Under his leadership, Solar Design Studio has grown from humble beginnings in the greater Missouri and Kansas region to become the international renewable energy presence that it is today.

Bob brings numerous qualifications to the table, including extensive solar industry experience and a number of advanced degrees. If you’d like to learn more about our managing partner and founder, be sure to read Bob’s detailed biography here.

To learn how Solar Design Studio can help you achieve your green energy goals, contact us today for a free consultation.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I have had the pleasure of working with Bob for several years. In the beginning Bob taught me important basics. Over a short period of time I was equipped with the language and tools to develop projects which resulted in more than 7 million dollars of sales. Over the past 5 years Bob has been a tremendous resource handling everything from initial ROI analysis to system design, rebate/ utility paperwork, city permitting, material sourcing, and final project paperwork. I can truly say Solar Design Studios played a major role in my success.

A sincere Thank You!

Nathan Clausen

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