Overview
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Steven Strong
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Company History
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Global Reach
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Awards & Distinctions
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Media Mentions
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Steven Strong's
The Solar Electric House
Steven Strong's Classic Book: The Solar Electric House

A consumer's guide to solar home design, by the pre-eminent authority on renewable energy systems.


awards and distinctions

Steven StrongSteven Strong and Solar Design Associates are respected leaders in the design and development of renewable energy systems, and are tireless worldwide advocates for responsible use of the earth's resources.

Over the past thirty years, Steven and the firm have been honored with awards from many distinguished organizations, the media and others:

  • In 1999, Steven was named an Environmental Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine

  • The American Solar Energy Association bestowed its highest honor on Steven: the Charles Greeley Abbot Award for outstanding achievement in the advancement of solar energy, in 2001

  • Steven was named "Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Audubon Society (2003).

  • In 1993, Steven received Connecticut College's inaugural "Inherit the Earth" Award for 'his pioneering work in furthering sustainable energy'.


Articles about Steven Strong and SDA have appeared in over 100 publications, including TIME, Architecture, Wired and New Age.

Some articles about Solar Design

Publications by Steven Strong and Solar Design Associates



Steven Strong maintains a busy speaking schedule, and is pleased to deliver keynote speeches and presentations to audiences in the business, government, non-profit and academic sectors. Please contact us if you wish to reserve a speaking date or media interview.


Solar Design Associates consults to architects, engineers and building owners in the integration of solar electric power, and to industry leaders and manufacturers on creative product development for building innovation.