Solar Design Studio’s founder and managing partner, Bob Solger, first entered the green space in 2003 when he launched the Energy Savings Store – a small firm specializing in the design, procurement, and installation of solar and wind systems throughout Missouri and Kansas.
As a result of Bob’s extensive knowledge in renewable power consulting and engineering, the Energy Savings Store eventually became the largest solar and wind provider in Missouri. The company also participated in several US Green Building Council (USGBC) projects that went on to achieve LEED Platinum and Gold Certification status. And by 2009, the Energy Savings Store was responsible for 1 MW of total installed renewable power capacity spread across 185 separate installations.
Shortly before selling the Energy Savings Store in 2010, Bob launched Solar Design Studio – an international firm that specializes in photovoltaic (PV) design, consulting, financing, and engineering.
Bob is a seasoned solar veteran who devotes the bulk of his time developing and managing PV projects for Solar Design Studio’s clients. However, he also understands the importance of sharing his unique experiences with those who are just beginning their clean energy careers.
In addition to managing Solar Design Studio full time, Bob also remains deeply involved in education, helping to train budding professionals in his capacity as a:
Bob credits much of his success to the ongoing support he receives as a member of several renewable energy organizations, including:
In addition, he was previously a board member of the Metropolitan Energy Center.
Over the years, Bob has earned numerous awards in honor of his lifelong dedication to solar energy. Some of his more recent accolades include:
Bob is always honored whenever his sustainability efforts receive the attention of industry peers. But his proudest accomplishments stem from the actual work itself, whether he is installing:
As Solar Design Studio continues to fulfill its larger mission of greening the world, Bob hopes to add even more such “firsts” to his growing list of accomplishments.
To learn more about Solar Design Studio’s history under Bob Solger’s leadership, read our About Us page.
And if you’d like more information about how Solar Design Studio can help you achieve your own clean energy goals, schedule a free appointment with our sustainability experts today.
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We owe a great debt of gratitude to Bob and his knowledge and team for helping to create an amazing PV carport for us. I’m sure you would be delighted with whatever you engage him to help you with.
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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!
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Bob Solger is Mr. Solar to the Kansas City region. With a passion to forge change and be green well before it was cool to do so, Bob has led the regional market as an engineer and spokesperson for the adoption of solar energy. He completes his projects professionally and continues to inspire by teaching others how to get the most from solar installations.
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