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.


California Vineyard Electric Sunflowers
Electric Sunflower

Electric Sunflowers Tracker Field
A field of Electric Sunflowers blooms in northern California.

SDA engineered large scale array at River Terminal, New Jersey
Large-scale photovoltaic roof array in New Jersey
SDA provides solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind power systems on a turnkey basis.

We provide building owners with a single source of responsibility for the full design/build process:

  • site selection and orientation
  • feasibility assessment and concept design
  • complete systems design and engineering
  • data acquisition (DAS), performance monitoring and display
  • navigating the permitting and regulatory environment in the United States and abroad
  • sourcing and procurement of key materials

Upon project completion, we also offer the owner further assistance including:

  • comprehensive systems commissioning
  • final code approvals and utility interconnection acceptance testing
  • as-built drawings and O&M manuals
  • owner O&M training
  • full systems warranty/service agreement

Examples of SDA's comprehensive design-build capability:

Solar Design's turnkey system for the Discovery Science Center
Giant Solar Cube lights up the sky at the Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana California
WGBH Studios, Boston
Steven Strong and SDA worked with PBS on their new Boston studios
WGBH Studios, Boston
SDA worked on the greening of the Adirondack Museum

Ready to get started? Contact SDA with questions, or send us a new project inquiry.

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