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


services for public utilities

Sacramento Municipal Utility District
SDA has worked with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District since 1994 to help
integrate renewables into their workplan.
For over two decades, SDA has provided support to both municipal and investor-owned utilities on renewable energy technology, strategy and policy.

As an example, since 1994, SDA has helped the Sacramento Municipal Utility District with the development and implementation of their world-class solar program, comprising residential and commercial roof-top solar electric systems as well as multi-megaWatt ground-mounted substation and central-station applications.

SDA's capabilities include:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology Assessment
  • New Program and Policy Development
  • System Design/Engineering
  • RFP Development/Review
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Training for Architects, Engineers and Contractors
  • Construction Oversight
  • System Commissioning
Tennessee Valley Authority
SDA has completed over twenty renewable-energy projects for the TVA.

Austin City Hall, Texas
SDA worked with the City of Austin to power City Hall with solar.
photo by Predock
San Francisco Giants baseball stadium solar system
SDA and PG&E helped the San Francisco Giants go solar at AT&T Park.

SDA utility clients:



SDA engineered a unique solar curtainwall for the Tiger Woods Learning Center
SDA worked with the City of Anaheim on renewable-energy systems for the
Tiger Woods Learning Center.


SDA designed this parking canopy for Hawaii Electric
Hawaii Electric commissioned SDA to design this long-span PV-covered parking canopy.


Contact us to find out how we can help you to plan for and take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the rapidly growing area of renewable energy.

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