The Energy Design Team

We are passionate about the work we do and are dedicated to making a positive contribution to our community & 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 searching for ways to reduce our impact on our planet and find new technologies that may help solve some of our world’s problems.

As a training agent, Energy Design has helped many photovoltaic professionals and electricians to receive hands-on experience in the field since 2004.

Vince McClellan

President, Lead Designer, LRT, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

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.

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 has served as the President of the Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association (formerly known as OSEIA).

vince@solarenergydesign.com

Jeremiah Chavez

Manager/Designer/Sales

Jeremiah has been a partner at 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 a passion for electrical design projects utilizing renewable resources, agricultural facilities & mid-sized commercial photovoltaic project implementation.  Jeremiah is an entry level NABCEP professional.

jeremiah@solarenergydesign.com

Debra Bolman

Office Manager

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 7.  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.

deb@solarenergydesign.com

Brady Lyons

Oregon Licensed Limited Renewable Technician (LRT)

Brady is a native Oregonian who became interested in Solar while attending Lane Community College in 2010.  After graduating with a degree in Renewable Energy specializing in Photovoltaics in 2013 he moved to Austin, TX and began working in the field.  He quickly became a Lead Installer and has installed 300+ arrays over the past 6 years.  He has been able to acquire several licenses in this time, the most recent being a Limited Renewable Energy Technician in Oregon in addition to his Residential Wireman license in Texas.  Brady moved back home to Eugene in 2019 and has made a solid addition to the crew.  He recently celebrated installing his first MW of Solar Power and we look forward to celebrating many more with him!

brady@solarenergydesign.com

Jonah Whitten

PV & ESS Integration Specialist. Limited Renewable Technician Apprentice

Jonah is certified to install a multitude of battery systems including Fortress Power, Sol-Ark inverter systems, Sonnen, Blue Planet and Generac PWR.  He has designed and built residential and commercial PV systems utilizing just about every major inverter manufacturer.

Jonah is a major contributor to the design team with his extensive knowledge of the National Electric Code in PV applications, energy storage systems and interconnection details.

Formerly a design-build contractor and son of an architect, Jonah has a good understanding of structures, drafting, and building design.

jonah@solarenergydesign.com

Aidan Costello

Solar Racking Technician

Aidan is our newest team addition.  With 6 years in the solar industry as an installer and foreman, Aidan brings a wealth of ideas to our team.

aidan@solarenergydesign.com