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Design Energy

We take your solar project from concept through interconnection, making sure your system is right-sized to deliver reliable clean power within your budget. Design Energy is a NABCEP Certified solar provider and Ohio licensed electrical contractor. As a local company our customers know that we stand behind our work, so we'll be there to support their long term investment.
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Design Energy is a NABCEP Certified, woman owned solar provider and licensed electrical contractor. We know how to deliver the best combination of affordability and independence to meet your project goals. Since 2013 the Design Energy team has designed and built solar power plants and microgrids for homes, towns, schools, and manufacturing. Design Energy is committed to expanding access to solar power. We work hard to deliver the benefits of solar and backup power beyond traditional participants, markets and investors: clean solar power, energy savings, local community investment, training and good jobs.
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We design, build and maintain renewable energy, energy storage and microgrid systems to meet your energy, environmental and financial goals.

Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar

Associated product manufacturers

  • SMA, Fortress, Outback, SolarEdge, Enphase, Unirac, IronRidge

Workmanship Warranty

10-year full workmanship warranty: parts labor roof


OH Electrical License #47529


Ohio BWC
Contractors Liability Insurance


NABCEP PV Installation Professional

Industry Certifications

  • The American Solar Energy Society
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

What Customers Are Saying

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Peace of Mind in Our Solar-Powered Home

Our dream of the financial and environmental benefits of living in a solar-powered home was realized with the excellent services of Design Energy Community Power Builders. I recommend them highly and am very satisfied with their work. Design Energy handled every step of the process expertly, from assessing how our home could be more energy efficient to having the solar panels installed and the system turned on and producing electricity. They sized and designed the system perfectly for our home and took care of all the logistics, permits, and installation. Design Energy used high quality components that have good warranties and they did everything up to spec. Thanks to Design Energy we have been enjoying electricity from the sun (and very low electric bills) since 2016! Thank you Design Energy!

Posted by turtlesong7 on Nov 26, 2023
Working with Design Energy is a great experience

I worked with Design Energy and Suzanne to install solar panels on my garage and then again several years later to install more panels on my house. Suzanne is very responsive and worked with me to design the system the way I wanted it. For both installations I was able to do much of the work myself, which saved some money and was a great learning experience. Suzanne was knowledgeable and shared information on all the options, advantages of each system, cost differences and the process of installation. I did not feel like I was being sold something for solely profit motives but rather like I was working with a partner in a project. Highly recommended!

Posted by drturner on Nov 08, 2023
Great experience!

I asked Suzanne to work with us for installation of our solar panels after I heard her at an informational session organized by my city district. I was immediately impressed by her knowledge and friendly disposition. After getting a couple of different quotes, we decided to go with Design Energy. We were not disappointed. Suzanne delivered an unmatched level of service, including FREE follow up visits whenever we had issues with the system over at least two-three years. We are very satisfied with the way things worked out, with the system working as promised. Suzanne is also very honest. When we inquired about installing a storage system, she advised us against it because the price point was still not advantageous. In other words, she did not try to oversell us something that we did not really need. I certainly respect that kind of honesty from a contractor. In summary, you cannot go wrong with Design Energy.

Posted by bonello.2 on Nov 05, 2023
Excellent Installation and Service

Design Energy did a great job on our 5KW solar system with 10 KWH battery. The installation was flawless and the work crew was friendly and helpful. The system works great and Suzanne has always been timely in her response to questions. When there was a warranty recall on the battery, Suzanne was our advocate with LG to get a quick replacement installed for us. I highly recommend this company for residential and commercial work

Posted by cfospe85 on Nov 03, 2023
EnergySage gets the job done at the best price.

When I decided to build a solar system, I had three estimates. With Design Energy I was allowed to do some of the work myself and had 100% support from the business. Everything went just as I wanted it and has worked perfectly for 6 years. I highly recommend Design Energy and the EnergySage for anyone looking at a solar system. Ardon Smith N/W Columbus

Posted by basmith on Nov 01, 2023



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