The Team Behind Energy Design

At Energy Design we are passionate about the work we do and are dedicated to making a positive contribution to our community and planet. Energy Design is a company at the crest of a new  wave of American businesses taking to heart the old values of hard work, pride in workmanship, and building things to last. At the same time we are constantly searching for ways to reduce our impact on our planet and find new technologies that may help solve some of our world’s problems.

Vince McClellan

President, Lead Designer, Journeyman LRT, NAPCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

Vince McClellan has spent his life learning and perfecting his skills as a solar electric designer and installer.
He is one of a small group of people  that helped to raise the bar on quality solar design and construction. With 35 years of experience specifically in photovoltaics, Vince McClellan is one of the most knowledgeable individuals in solar electric design and  construction in the Northwest. He started his training in electrical and began installing systems in 1982 in the Hawaiian Islands. Since then, he has installed over 300 solar electric systems in the Hawaiian Islands,  California, and Oregon.

As an employer and instructor, he has trained hundreds of solar professionals. For four years he was an instructor at Lane Community College in the Renewable Energy Associate of Applied Science Program, and has taught  numerous workshops and classes throughout his career.

Vince is a licensed electrical contractor in Oregon. He has served as the President of the Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association (OSEIA); and is a tax credit certified installer with the Oregon Department of Energy. “Many years ago I made a choice to put my talent and passion into what I loved to do instead of what made the most money. Life is too precious to spend even one day doing something that you don’t love and believe in.”


Jerry Samaniego

Journeyman LRT, PV Design & Sales, Customer Service,  NAPCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

Candidates021 (1)Jerry performs all duties of running a small renewable energy business, including system design, sales and marketing.  A second generation “solar guy” with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Jerry and his family returned to the Northwest in 2013 after 15 years in Tucson, Arizona. He joined our team in March of 2014.  Jerry is a NABCEP certified Solar PV installation professional as well as an Oregon LRT.  In his spare time he is an avid homebrewer, gourmet solar cook, and enjoys being in the outdoors with his wife and two sons.


Jeremiah Chavez

Project Manager

Jeremiah has been a partner in Energy Design for over a decade. He is a graduate of the Renewable Energy Technician program at LCC. Jeremiah has been working in the construction industry since 1995. He has over 20 years experience in customer service as well. Raised on a homestead near Oakland, Oregon, Jeremiah has a passion for off grid systems and large scale commercial PV projects equally. His interests include electrical design projects utilizing renewable resources, large scale farm/ranch/agricultural facilities & photovoltaic project implementation. Jeremiah is an entry level NABCEP professional.



Debra Bolman

Office Manager & Project Coordinator

DebDebra Bolman, Office Manager and Project Coordinator at Energy Design, keeps things moving behind the scenes, and is involved in all aspects of helping the business and projects to run smoothly and efficiently. Deb has a background in engineering, architecture and alternative energy with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Before coming to work in the Solar PV/electrical contracting field in 2011, she spent 20 years as a software developer and data analyst in a variety of industries including research, government, telecommunications, airline management and hospitality. She is the mother of 2 and grandmother of 6. She is a daily biker of the Eugene Riverbank trail system and a bike commuter. She also enjoys riding around Eugene on a tandem with her husband.