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.


services for architects


SDA worked with U.S. State Department Architect Ron Tomasso, AIA, to create a new solar skin for the Diplomatic Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.


Solaire, New York City, Cesar Pelli Architect
Battery Park City's Solaire with Cesar Pelli


University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin with HOK


Austin City Hall
Austin City Hall with Antone Predock


Giant Solar Cube
Giant Solar Cube with Arquitectonica


S.F. Giants Stadium with HOK Sport
S.F. Giants AT&T Park with HOK Sport


Take advantage of SDA's thirty-year track record of success in fielding state-of-the-art renewable energy systems:
  • Consulting on design options for solar electric, solar thermal and wind power projects
  • Advising on site selection and building orientation
  • Developing RFP's including scope definition and acceptance testing criteria
  • Sourcing your project with trustworthy renewable-energy suppliers


Solar Design Associates
is your single source for design, engineering, and integration of renewable energy applications. Let our experience be your guide:
  • Sustainable Development Planning
  • Environmentally Responsive Design Consulting
  • Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
  • Construction Documents
  • Bidding and Negotiation
  • Construction Oversight
  • Full System Commissioning
  • O&M Training
  • Ongoing Technical Support
  • System Data Acquisition & Monitoring


Your clients want renewables. We'll work with you to satisfy their expectations. Our 350 successful renewable energy applications add in-depth experience to your team.

SDA's collaborations with architects include:
We would be pleased to help you explore your design options for incorporating renewable energy into your next project.
Contact Solar Design Associates with a new project inquiry.

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