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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Photovoltaics

Wind Energy

Solar Thermal

Zero-Energy Buildings


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.


Steven J. Strong - President

Steven Strong on the roof of the IBEW in BostonSteven Strong is acknowledged as a pre-eminent authority on integration of renewable energy systems in buildings.

Drawing on his background in architecture and engineering, he has pioneered the concept of integrated design with applications such as solar electricity (photovoltaics), solar thermal and wind energy.

Steven has designed dozens of homes and buildings powered by solar electricity - from the Outermost House to the White House. His work is notable for a long series of firsts:


Steven Strong and Solar Design Associates take pride in the many awards and distinctions they have been honored to receive over the years, particularly:
  • In 1999, TIME magazine named Steven an Environmental "Hero for the Planet."
  • In 2001, the American Solar Energy Society presented him with its Charles Greeley Abbot Award - the Society's highest honor, for outstanding achievement in the advancement of solar energy.


See a comprehensive list of awards and recognition received by Steven and SDA.

The definitive book on photovoltaics for residential building
The classic text on
solar home building

Steven is the author of The Solar Electric House and many other publications on photovoltaics and sustainable development.

Publications by Steven Strong and Solar Design Associates

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

Articles about Steven Strong and Solar Design Associates



Steven 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.

Events and appearances featuring Steven Strong and SDA

Please contact us if you wish to reserve a speaking date or media interview.


Have a project in mind?
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.

Contact us with your idea for a sustainable-development project.