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.


renewable systems engineering

discovery cube, santa ana

discovery cube, santa ana

This Giant Solar Cube towers over Interstate 5 in Santa Ana, California.

SDA engineered wind turbine
Utility-scale wind turbine at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
A major part of Solar Design Associates' practice is providing comprehensive engineering services for solar electric, solar thermal, wind and other renewable energy systems to power new or existing buildings, developments and communities.


SDA forms collaborative teams with private, commercial, utility and research clients to develop innovative sustainable energy solutions to achieve your goals.


Our participation in your project can encompass a menu of services and deliverables, among them:

  • feasibility assessments
  • project concept development
  • system design and engineering
  • construction documents
  • RFP's and pre-bid conferences
  • contractor selection and training
  • liaison with code & utility officials
  • technical support during procurement and construction
  • onsite construction oversight
  • comprehensive systems commissioning
We are always open to discussion of new opportunities and projects.
Contact SDA with questions, or send us a new project inquiry.

Additional project details and references from architects and their clients are available upon request.

View the Solar Design Associates Project Portfolio.