Design Build - Sol Green Energy

Custom Design Build

Get a System Designed For You

We help people create their own power systems fueled by the sun and integrated with gas generators as backup.

We offer remote design services to ensure people build safe effective solar systems anywhere in the world.

Locally we offer full-service installations. If your project is mobile bring it to us. If you can cover travel costs our crew can go wherever we’re needed.

All you need to do is fill out the Boom Solar Form at the bottom of the page to give us what we need to start generating ideas for you. We will walk you through the remote site assessment, determine your budget, power level, and settle on system parts before we submit a final design. And we will stay with you through the installation process for any troubleshooting.

If you are in our service region we can build it all for you.

Time to Go Solar?

Often a solar power system can be built at locations where power lines aren’t available for less than the cost of having the utility brought to that site. In these cases, it is an ideal time to go solar.

What’s Your Vision?

Steve

Steve built this amazing tiny home but needed power where it wasn’t available. So we created a pole-mounted Victron System. He was able to offset his cost by doing much of the groundwork with his own equipment.

Pete

Pete made his own Overlanding pop-up camper and hired us for a small installation so he could run pumps while panning for gold. The system did the trick and he went all over the country!

Mary

Mary needed something simple she could take to her Adirondack Cabin.  She wanted to use one of our portable power systems with a custom setup.  Now, she and her family can relax more easily in the North Country.

Joan

Joan needed a simple pole mount to charge a pair of portable power systems for home emergency preparedness.  And with a low impact on her house.

Kim

Kim came to us with a home-owner-built system she got with her cabin that didn’t work. We discovered the panels were pointed north (no sun) and our crew changed them in the right direction. This was a situation where a roof mount was called for!

Bubba

Bubba came to us with an electric vehicle he wanted to make solar. We fitted it with two solar panels, expanded the seating and painted it up. Now he’s the talk of the town and having a blast driving his friends around at the flea market.

Start Your Solar Journey

Keep it simple?

Remote Design Services

The average research time for a DIY project is 200 hours, and it’s still likely to make costly mistakes. We want people to have a quality solar experience that’s safe and effective. That’s why we came up with the remote design package.

Our custom designs assure that you get the best system in the least amount of time while allowing you to order your own equipment and coordinate your installation.

Our design-only services are priced at a flat-rate of $650. If you decide to hire us to build it too (*within the service region below) the design fee will be deducted from the final bill.

With the design package you will get:

  • Remote Site Analysis
  • System Size Determination
  • Access to Your Custom Designs
  • Curated Links to Purchase Parts
  • 10 hrs. of Remote Installation Support Services
  • As in-Depth an Explanation of How Solar Works as Desired

Complete Custom Build

If you want the entire project built, we will assemble our skilled, efficient, and friendly team to go through the phases of installation.

Projects typically are in our service region shown below. If you are outside our service area and would like a consultation, please contact us through our Boom Solar Form.

The payment schedule is 40% deposit to order parts, 30% to deliver batteries and schedule the build, and the final balance due on completion. All jobs should allow for a 10% contingency reserve.

Typical Project Phases

  • Ground Breaking
  • Battery Area Preparation
  • Power System Installation
  • Solar Structure Installation
  • Back Fill & Final Hook Up
  • Performance Analysis

Service Region

Our current service region is in the Western NY Finger Lakes Region and Southern Tier; anywhere west of the route from Oswego to Rome NY and down to Binghamton. If you are outside these zones, contact us through our Boom Solar Form and we can discuss options.

Why Ground Mount?

We specialize in ground mount solar systems. We find that they are simpler for clients to maintain in the long run.

Roof mounting systems are not as cost-effective for our modular system designs, due to the added costs and liability involved.

The ground mount also allows more flexibility when placing the solar panels, allowing us to identify the location where they will get maximum sun exposure. Ideal site selection means we can get more power out of fewer solar panels, which saves you money.

Validate Your Site

A few easy-to-follow guides can clear up if solar is possible on your site. If it’s mobile (i.e. van, RV, overlander), you’re clear. If it’s a fixed structure take a quick look sometime between 10 am and 6 pm.

Is there a tree clearing South, West, or East side of your location?

Is there a place within 50 ft of the side of your site that gets 4-8 hours of direct sun on a given day?

These questions confirm feasibility. If you feel confident, fill out the Boom Solar Form below. One of the first steps take will be to guide you through our two-step remote site assessment process.

 

Panel Types

We offer an aluminum frame, ETFE, and a folding flexible panel based on the appropriate selection for each job.

Battery Types
  • Wet Cell – High maintenance, high replacement rate, low cost
  • Gel – Low maintenance, high replacement rate, moderate cost, minimally required for mobile systems
  • Lithium-Ion – Low maintenance, low replacement rate, high cost, cannot tolerate low temperatures
  • Edison Batteries – Moderate maintenance, high cost but 50-year life expectancy
System Classes

Our standard solar arrays are 200W – 4,800W

Battery banks range from 12V-48V

Based on client budgetary requirements we offer four grades of system

  1. Economy – Using approved low-cost off-the-shelf products
  2. Mid Class – Using optimal components per application
  3. High Performance – Using primarily Victron Components
  4. Elite – Using Victron Components and Edison Batteries
Costs

You can expect to pay anywhere from $3,000-$34,000 for an installed system depending on specs and system class.

We design our systems to upgrade friendly and work hard to find the perfect balance for you in terms of budget, system functionality, and performance.

Can you solar that? The correct answer is yes.

Cabin or Tiny Home

RV or Camper

Boat or Sailboat

Pagoda or Party Area

Overlander

Home Emergency Power

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Get Started

Ready to start your own solar journey? Please answer these questions and after a few follow-up emails, we’ll contact you in 3-5 business days with some proposals.

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