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For more than 21 years, Solar Design Studio has provided a wide range of services to solar installation companies, project developers, energy services companies, real estate developers, and utilities. Our clients often refer to us as their “In House Engineering and Design Department.”


We engineer solar, storage, EV Charging and MicroGrid solutions for our clients. Regardless of its size, we have the capability to provide all of the required engineering services necessary to shepherd your project from concept to construction. Our core engineering services are electrical and through our associates, we are able to provide structural, civil, and environmental engineering as well.  

Our engineering methodology is based on solar performance modeling, which identifies the constraints of a system’s design and reveals the optimal results. These findings are then used to consider cost and performance options for the system’s design, ensuring the best possible return on investment.


For clients new to solar, or who are expanding their business, we provide solar business operation and sales consulting services. These services draw on our more than 20 years of experience in the solar industry, in which we have provided solar solutions for a wide variety of clients and tackled unique and complex projects addressing and overcoming diverse obstacles with a proven track record of success.


For clients requiring integrated service offerings, we bundle our services together to deliver a comprehensive solar project management solution. Our ongoing relationships with key solar equipment distributors and experienced installers enable us to deliver a quality project on time and within budget.


We maintain ongoing relationships with private investment groups who may have an interest in financing your project. Before engaging one of these groups, we prepare a detailed feasibility and financial analysis for their review.


Our team of professional engineers and NABCEP certified designers create all the necessary planset documentation for permitting, utility submittal, construction, and “As Built” documentation using the 30-60-90 design process.

We use cutting-edge tools to build our plansets, including Drones, Scanifly Helioscope, System Advisor Modeler, HOMER, and AutoCAD.

Project Management

Solar projects have many moving parts, including client expectations, suppliers, AHJs, utilities and contractors. We provide effective project management services, which include utility and permitting submittal services, to ensure that all of these pieces work together to meet the customer’s expectations and achieve their profitability objectives. Our structured methodology ensures that every step is completed in a timely manner with progress reporting to both our client and their customer.

Utility Interconnection and Net Metering Submittal Services

We demystify dealing with the utility by providing services to prepare, submitting, and closing out utility applications.

Feasibility & Financial Analysis

The first step in our engagement with a client is usually to assess the feasibility of a project. This includes an assessment of site conditions, local government regulations, incentives and utility requirements.  The first step involves reviewing 24 months of electrical usage, preparing an initial solar array performance model, developing a project budget, and preparing a financial analysis. Using Energy ToolBase, this analysis includes the application of all incentives, electric rate escalation, benefits of using battery storage, and financing options. The resulting deliverable is a document specific to your project that provides a summary of your options alongside a detailed cash flow analysis demonstrating how the project will pay for itself.

Glare Analysis Services

Evaluating the impact of PV glare is important to the FAA, local zoning and regulatory agencies when locating a solar array can be potentially hazardous to aviation, motorists and other observers.   Utilizing analysis tools from ForgeSolar we evaluate glare compliance, optimize the PV array design for maximum output and minimum glare, and deliver an industry specific report.

Due Diligence Services

Support of owners and investors during the acquisition or sale of solar assets is a complex process. It involves reviewing local policies, utility requirements, economic analysis, technical and operating review of the asset, testing and site assessment.  Deliverables include documentation of potential technical and financial risk, as well as system performance and financial return.

Expert Witness Services

Finding the facts that resulted in a financial loss or technical failure of solar asset involves professional expertise in technology application, code and standard compliance and financial performance review. Our deliverable provide the facts required to bring the issue to closure.

EV Charging Station Design Services

We provide innovative designs, integrated with Solar PV, that allow for ease of installation, access and operation of EV charging stations.  Our deliverables provide a site design which is cost effective for the site, network and building access, and support the long-term ESG (Environmental Sustainable Governess) goals of hosts and operators.

How to Get Started

Schedule a consultation, but first gather your actual electrical bills for the last 24 months and forward them so we have starting point to develop a solution.

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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