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Solar Project Developers

Solar Project Developers

Solar project development is more competitive than ever before. And this is a good thing given the environmental challenges our planet faces. The more clean power we bring on as a society, the better.

But with so many different options, why would you choose Solar Design Studio for end-to-end turnkey solutions?

Below are just some of the factors that distinguish us from the rest of the pack.

Your Energy and Financial Goals Remain Central

At Solar Design Studio, we’re experts at helping clients extract the greatest possible returns from their clean power investment. This process involves delivering the highest energy output at the lowest possible cost.

One of the reasons we’re able to consistently deliver on that promise stems from our objectivity as an independent engineering and design firm. Because we’re not affiliated with any PV manufacturers or financial organizations, we’re able to focus 100% of our attention on your needs – not someone else’s.

We Understand the Bigger Picture

Another key component of the Solar Design Studio formula is our holistic approach to PV project development.

While many firms focus on specialization, we’ve chosen a very different path.

Long-term success involves bringing together many moving parts in a way that provides optimal value for the client. And that’s why we’ve invested years cultivating an expansive skillset to ensure every aspect of your project delivers results – under budget and on time.

The 3 main pillars of this holistic approach include:

1. Feasibility Analyses

Many developers are well versed in the technical details. But they overlook the importance of determining a project’s true value.

This often leads to costly investments, underwhelming returns, or both.

At Solar Design Studio, we’ll only recommend moving forward if the numbers truly add up. This is why each feasibility study includes:

  • Site Evaluations
  • Utility Interconnection Assessments
  • System Sizing
  • Production Estimates
  • Project Cost Estimates
  • Financial Modeling
  • Purchase Power Agreement Development

2. Engineering

The next step involves completely designing your project from the ground up – a process that includes:

  • Technology Selection
  • Design Services
  • Component
  • Bid Document Preparation
  • Utility Interconnection

3. Project Management

Bringing your project online is the final piece of the puzzle. But this step extends well beyond the technical aspects of physically installing your system. For example, we invest ample time dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s to ensure your project remains compliant with all local, state, and federal regulatory codes.

This stage of the process also includes:

  • Permitting
  • Project Oversight
  • Scheduling
  • Commissioning Services
  • O&M Oversight
  • Reporting

One Final Reason Why Clients Choose Solar Design Studio

There is one final variable that helps to distinguish our solar project development services.

We rely on a suite of advanced modeling tools to help us quickly and accurately prepare deliverables for our clients. Every minute that your project remains offline represents lost savings and diminished returns. By using cutting-edge technology, we’re able to eliminate delays and get our clients up and running in the shortest timeframes possible.

To learn how we can leverage these same assets for you, contact us today for a free consultation.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I have researched adding PV to my home for several years and have met with several PV providers in the KC area and they tend to fall into two broad categories, the new and low budget operators who got into this to ride the wave and are not that knowledgeable, and the commercial providers who have little interest in working with a homeowner and are geared to providing a much larger system where some economy of scale must come into play. Both my wife and I are architects and we wanted something different and it was challenging to find someone who was interested in doing something out of the ordinary. Neither or those types were interested in working with us as we were trying to create something a bit different. they each wanted to sell us their pre-configured solutions.


Fortunately we found Bob Solger. He has been a delight to work with and is incredibly knowledgeable and responsive. We wanted to create a solar carport that would provide cover and protection for our cars, but would also provide shade over part of our patio. In essence, the big idea was to create an outdoor pavilion, when, if we wanted to entertain we could move the cars out of the way and have a large covered area for an outdoor gathering. We had selected the Lumos brand of solar panels as they have a very clean look and are partially transparent so some light filters through the panels creating a mottled light pattern on the ground, similar to the shading from a tree. In addition, the system is set up to hide the majority of the connecting wires in the support beams so when you look up at the underside of the PV roof you see a very clean look. Bob recognized our goal and worked with us to ensure the project’s success. Bob identified a structural engineer to design an elegant support structure and found a fabricator to build it affordably. Finally he connected us with a contracting team to clear the space, provide the footings, retaining walls, and pad, who were every bit as careful with everything as you would hope. They were amazingly accommodating to every request and understood that there were a lot of competing challenges that needed to be resolved so we could fit this all in to a very tight location and make it look like it belongs.


The bottom line is that it all turned out better than we could have hoped and while it did cost more than the low ball bids received from some of the low budget operators, it was less than the commercially focused suppliers, and more importantly we got the design we wanted and a well-constructed PV carport that will give us great delight for years to come. The best part is of course the savings on our electric bill, which thus far has been averaging around $200/month. So not only do we have a new carport and entertainment patio that our neighbors have been stopping by and admiring (which given that we live in the older Brookside neighborhood and our PV carport is quite modern, we were much relieved) but, our electric bills have been in the under $10/month range.


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

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