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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.


services for government and non-profits


Working with architect Antone Predock, SDA engineered the PV systems
on City Hall in Austin, Texas.


Pool cabana at the White HouseSDA helped the National Park Service field solar at the White House.



U.S. Mission to the U.N.
SDA helped the U.S. State Department solarize the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.



Sacramento Municipal Utility District
The Adirondack Museum's rustic architecture includes solar panels.



WGBH Studios, Boston
SDA President Steven Strong at the PBS studio complex in Boston.
Let your building project stand as a model of sustainable design and prudent investment.

SDA works with government agencies and non-profit institutions to:
  • clarify goals and objectives for renewable-energy projects
  • minimize risks while deploying state-of-the-art technology
  • promote the benefits of energy efficiency through public information campaigns.



Non-governmental organizations can influence future development by demonstrating a commitment to energy-conscious design in their own building projects.

SDA's depth of experience in renewables will enable you to
  • build your reputation for environmentally responsible public stewardship.
  • enlighten constituents and other stakeholders as to the benefits of renewable energy applications.



Incentives for renewable energy projects are making an impact on public and private development.

SDA can help you to assess third-party financing opportunities for your projects, making optimal use of local, utility, state and federal incentive programs.
  • a third-party owns and operates the solar system, eliminating the need for capital investment
  • you purchase the solar-generated electricity at or below your current utility rate
  • you have the option to purchase the system in the future at a deep discount

An example of SDA's third-party-financed projects is the new PBS studio complex at WGBH in Boston.
Have an idea for a green building project? Let SDA help guide the process from conception to fruition.

Contact Solar Design Associates with a new project inquiry.

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