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Commercial Solar Distributed Generation

Distributed generation refers to a variety of resources that generate electricity where it will be used. In the commercial and industrial sectors this includes:

  • Solar PV
  • Energy (Battery) Storage
  • Wind
  • Fuel Cells
  • Combined Heat and Power Systems
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass combustion or confiring
  • Municipal solid waste incineration

We enable our clients to effectively leverage these generation resources through our “Everything Solar” strategy and our 20 plus years of actual solar industry engineering and field experience. Our team consists of licensed professional engineers, construction professionals, as well as certified NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Solar PV Professionals.

Who We Serve

  • Commercial and Industrial Solutions Focused
    • Multi-Family
      • Premium Properties
      • Low to Moderate Income
      • Senior Housing
    • Commercial Real Estate
      • Government Buildings
    • Agricultural
      • Processing Plants
      • Hog and Chicken Operations
    • Manufacturing

A Brief Case Study

We have applied our “Everything Solar” strategy when a client is considering a roof top solar pv distributed generation system.  Solbrana’s Solar Roof System is a “standard commercial single-ply membrane roof system with a standard solar PV system” that functions “as an ‘inseparable engineered system’.” This type of system is consider a Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) system that allows both the solar and roof to be classified a “Section 48” energy property by the IRS. This enables an owner to apply the Solar Investment Tax Credit and depreciation to both the roof and solar. Result – Installation of an effective solar distributed generation system with an attractive ROI and Payback.

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Commercial services offering includes:

Business Consulting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Assessments
  • Business Planning
  • Business Development
  • Sales Management
Project Financing
  • Purchase Power Agreements
  • Solar Services Agreements – For Non Profits
  • Solar leasing and service agreements programs
  • Project financing and leasing
  • Access to project funding sources
Project Permitting and Utility Submittal
  • Site Survey
  • Engineering Package
  • Utility Application Completion
Solar, Energy Storage and Distributed Generation Project Engineering and Design
  • Site Survey
  • Project Feasibility Assessment Services
  • Energy Production Modeling
  • Return On Investment Analysis
  • Interconnection Studies
  • Design, Engineering and Permitting Drawings
  • Construction Drawings
  • Project Management
  • Commissioning Services
  • Verification Services
Technology Consulting
  • Application Feasibility Studies
  • Product Packaging
  • Sales Training
  • Installation Training
  • Technology Application Training
Utility Consulting
  • Renewable Energy Performance Studies
  • Financial benefits of Renewable Energy Studies
  • Training Field Inspection Personnel
  • Design Services

Solar Project Experience

Veterans Administration Clinic Mexico, MO

Throughout the country the Veteran Administration (VA) maintains outpatient clinics in communities, to provide local services to veterans.

Commercial Solar Case Study - Unity Temple Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO

How can a church promote sustainability and reduce its operating cost?

Solar Income Housing Case Study – Westside Housing Kansas City, MO

How to eliminate the electric bill for tenants and ensuring budgets go further to meet monthly living expenses.

Historic Building Solar Case Study – Washington Historic Residence – Independence, KS

Rising utility rates create financial risk for owners and reduce affordability for tenants of low-income multifamily projects. How do you reduce the operation costs of a repurposed elementary school converted to a senior living facility?

Ground Mount Solar Installations Aesthetics

How do you ensure your ground mount solar array will perform for 25 plus years, look good and require minimal ground maintenance?

Commercial Solar Case Study – Kansas City Water Department

How can a water department reduce project upfront capital costs with Solar?
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What Our Clients Are Saying

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.

Dev & Sue Malik


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


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.

Ace Wagner