Your Full Service Energy Partner, Including Solar and Efficiencies Installation. Good Energy Solutions is SunPower Elite and Commercial Dealer and a Tesla PowerWall Certified Installer. We are “Energy with Integrity.”
About Good Energy Solutions
Good Energy Solutions is a full service energy partner that is able to provide comprehensive consulting and services in electrical, renewable energy and energy management in the central US including Missouri and Kansas. Our experienced team provides custom solutions in renewable energy including Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Batteries that store energy, and backup generators. We are dedicated to customer satisfaction through quality design and installations and back our promises with long warranties. Good Energy Solutions is “Energy with Integrity”.
“To provide our customers with honest, real solutions to reduce their fossil fuel consumption and lower their long term energy costs.” Our core value is to provide energy solutions with integrity.
Founded in 2007, Good Energy Solutions has earned a reputation of expert reliable service, long workmanship warranties, and quality through commercial and residential installations that focus on renewable energy efficiency measures and electrical services. Kevin and Shana Good started Good Energy Solutions in 2007. Kevin wanted to build a company that not only installed solar but educated consumers on energy solutions and which solutions would best benefit them. Unfortunately, as with any business there are solar and energy system installers that make huge claims simply to sell a system. Kevin ran across many consumers that had purchased Wind Towers and Solar Photovoltaic Systems that were not generating the amount of energy they were promised. Kevin set out to give the industry a good name. He has made a commitment to providing systems that generate at least as much, if not more, energy that is quoted on our bids.
Read more about of the services we offer at Good Energy Solutions.
Our Dedication to Quality
We are engineers and craftsmen designing for efficiency and installing with aesthetics and longevity in mind. Because of our installation quality and customer service, Good Energy Solutions was selected by SunPower to be an Elite Dealer. SunPower solar modules come with the longest warranties in the solar industry and we have committed to servicing our customers with long warranties as well. Although we can provide you solar equipment for a smaller budget, it’s important to know that we take pride and care of all of our installations to bring you complete satisfaction. Our background is in engineering, construction, and manufacturing so our solar designs and installations are seamless.
Our combination of hands on experience, education and outstanding customer service makes our company the clear choice to help you achieve your energy goals. A properly designed solar energy system won’t work if it is installed incorrectly, and a perfectly installed solar energy system might not perform well if it is not designed properly. We can deliver on all fronts by educating you on your best renewable energy options, designing the proper solar energy system and installing it for many decades of low maintenance energy production. Good Energy Solutions has installed nearly 300 commercial (yellow on map) and residential (blue on map) solar projects across Kansas and Missouri. Let our experience and long warranties put your mind at ease. See some of our commercial and residential installations.
Kevin Good, President and Owner. NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional®. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas. He has been installing solar systems since 2007 and has become well versed in a wide range of renewable energy systems and efficiency measures. He is a licensed building contractor in multiple states including Kansas, Missouri and Alabama. He is an accomplished woodworker and remodeler in all phases of building. He is driven to give the renewable energy industry a good name through honesty and integrity. He is also co-founder of Solar Heat Exchange Mfg. and designed the Simple Drainback solar hot water system for domestic hot water and space heating applications. Read Kevin’s Message.
Michael Schumann, Vice President. Commercial and Residential Solar Consultant/Sales. NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional®. Michael has 25 years experience in management, sales, and capital fundraising. He has helped to create and build multiple LEED certified facilities. In 2008, Michael and his family built an efficient passive solar home, utilizing ICF and SIP technologies, with a goal of being net zero someday. He is the owner of a Sunpower solar PV array. Michael is excited and passionate about helping others achieve their energy dreams, and keeping our planet healthy.
Shana Good, Marketing and Design Director. Shana holds a BSJ in Advertising from the University of Kansas and continues to practice art and design. She has worked in the field of graphic design since 1990 and has grown along side the evolution of print, web and social media. Responsible for branding, content creation, and development of strategic marketing and communication through print, digital media/advertising, and web optimization. Renewable energy is a part of daily discussions as a co-founder of Good Energy Solutions, Inc. and a part of daily life as an owner of both a residential solar PV and solar thermal system.
Andy Rondon, Solar Consultant/Technical Sales. NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional®. Andy has a Bachelor degree from Iowa State University in Construction Engineering. Before joining Good Energy Solutions, Andy worked in the construction industry for 2 years in various roles including project engineer, estimator, and project manager. Andy joined the Good Team in 2016, wanting to focus his career on climate solutions. In addition to being on the sales team, Andy is an advocate for climate solutions at the state and local level.
Matt Bellemere, Commercial Solar Consultant/Sales. Matt has a Bachelor Degree from the University of Kansas in Business Administration. He worked in the utility scale wind power industry for four years and began installing solar systems for Good Energy Solutions, Inc. in 2012. He looks forward to helping you gather the information that one needs to make a “Good” decision when thinking of investing in renewable energy.
David Thiel, Office Manager. David began working for Good Energy Solutions in 2014 and has brought a wealth of work history that includes teaching, arts management, botany, environmental preservation and habitat restoration, and construction. He grew up in St. Louis, MO camping and canoeing in the Ozarks. He continues to enjoy backpacking, and camping. Lawrence, KS has been home for 25 years and he believes in “family first.”
Solar Design and Installation
Michael Lee, Solar Operations Manager and Commercial Project Manager. NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional®, Licensed Master Electrician. Michael is a Renewable Energy Specialist who has been working in the industry since 2011. With years of experience as a Wind Turbine Technician, as well as a Solar Installer, Michael brings with him a passion for quality work and clean energy.
Jordan George, Solar Designer/O&M Technician. NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional®. Jordan joined us from Arkansas, where he’s been working in solar since 2014. Trained as an arborist, Jordan got his start in the solar industry training installers on proper safety practices on steep roofs. Jordan has a wealth of knowledge on grid-tied as well as battery based PV systems due to his experience and NABCEP® certification training.
Bryan Cranston, Master Electrician – Solar. NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional®. Bryan is a Licensed Master Electrician who has been in the electrical industry for nearly 20 years and the solar industry since 2012. He has local installation and design experience in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado, as well as a wide range of experience working on solar projects on both East and West coasts having been involved with well over 1000 solar PV installations. Bryan also works as an evening Adjunct Professor in JCCC’s Electrical Technology department. His family has a battery back-up solar system installed on their home. Bryan is passionate about showing people how solar can work for them whether the priorities are environmental, financial, energy independence or otherwise.
David Vera, Residential Solar Project Manager. NABCEP PV Installation Professional®. David has worked in operational and analytical roles outside of the solar industry for most of his career, however clean energy has always piqued his interest. In 2013 he completed a Solar PV and thermal course from Solar Energy International. In 2014 he completed two personal solar projects: designing and installing a solar water pump irrigation system; and a solar thermal installation. David obtained his NABCEP PV Installation Professional® Certification in 2017 and is looking forward to continuing his solar career.
Jack Cosmos, Commercial Solar Foreman. Jack got a start in the Photovoltaics industry working for a small company in Arkansas, participating on everything from small ground mounts to large commercial installations. Moving to Kansas, he has since assumed a lead position within the installation crews to bring his critical eye and thoughtful demeanor to the table. A hat enthusiast and drone pilot, Jack spends his free time with tabletop games, study, and hiding action figures around the Good Energy Solutions office.
Jacob Grooms, Solar Technician. Jacob has in numerous fields of construction for the past 10 years including remodeling, roofing, stucco, sheet metal, etc. He holds a LEED Associate certification and is currently working on his NABCEP PV Installer Certification as well as pursing a degree in construction management.
Jeremiah Sanders, Solar Electrician. Jeremiah worked for 5 years in the booming residential solar market in Arizona, installing and wiring solar energy systems. Previously he spent 8 years in California serving as an electrician wiring track houses, apartment complexes, and custom homes.
Andrew Dunbar, Lead Solar Installer. Andrew decided to pursue his passion for renewable energy by enrolling and completing an Energy Management Program from Neosho Community College in 2012. Since the program he has passed exams offered by NABCEP in Solar Heating and Solar PV. He has also been certified as a Building Analyst by the Building Performance Institute and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Andrew’s work experience in the oil industry strengthened his desire for a career in renewable energy and we are happy to have him at Good Energy Solutions. Andrew has a strong attention to detail, and brings with him an analytical approach to problem solving. We haven’t yet found a challenge Andrew couldn’t work through, and we are thankful that he is working with us as a part of the solution.
Sean McKibbin, Solar Installer. Sean graduated from JCCC’s Electrical Technology program, and passed a Journeyman Electrician exam as a part of his studies. Interested in solar energy as a way to power the future, Sean joined his former high school classmate Andy Rondon at Good Energy Solutions.
Bob Gent, Solar Installer. Bob brings a variety of experience to Good Energy Solutions, including welding and fabrication, electrical work and carpentry. He holds a BFA from the University of Tulsa and moved to Lawrence in 1986. He has formal training in electrical code compliance and has experience in whole-house wiring according to the 2014 International Building Code. Bob is striving for a more ethical lifestyle and a gentler carbon footprint, and he looks forward to gaining more experience in electrical and solar. He is interested in music, nature and machines, art and community.
Seth Bonzo, Solar Installer. Seth has worked as a solar installer for over 3 years. He has a strong background in building and loves to work with his hands to rebuild vintage cars, motorcycles, and mopeds. He is always learning new things that are helpful to himself and the renewable energy field. He is currently working toward his NABCEP PV Installer Certification.
Raven Kramer, Solar Installer. Raven is currently in school and working toward becoming an electrician. He has lived in Lawrence, Kansas for 12 years. He loves Mother Earth, work, life, and looks forward to buying his first home and starting a family.
Blake Parkison, Solar Installer. Blake loves renewable energy! He holds an electrical certification, has passed his journey mans test and looks forward to earning his masters license as well as a NABCEP PV Installer Certification. Previously, Blake worked in the medical field helping the elderly and loves his little Chihuahua Dog. Outside of work he enjoys working on his car and project motorcycle.
Collin Jones, Solar Installer. Collin is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas and holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently studying to earn Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) certification in Civil Engineering and intends to work towards earning a Professional Engineer license. In addition, he is working toward his NABCEP PV Installer Certification. Collin is originally from Kansas City and loves seafood, but is unfortunately allergic.
Andrew Ybarra, Solar Installer. Andrew (Drew) is new to the solar industry. In addition to working for Good Energy Solutions he is also going to school to become an electrician. He has lived in Lawrence, Kansas for most of his life, cares for the Earth/Community, and hopes to build his own house in the future.
JJ Willems, Division Manager — Electrical Services. JJ is a Master Electrician and Licensed Electrical Contractor. He has over 15 years of experience in varied aspects of electrical services including: residential, commercial, industrial. He has knowledge and experience including everything from back up generators to radio cell towers. JJ taught electrical code at Crown Technical Institute and owned/operated a successful electrical business in Lawrence, KS for 6 years. Experience and interest in solar and LED lighting has led JJ to Good Energy Solutions.
Nate McCall – Commercial Project Manager, Electrical Services. In depth knowledge of Heavy Commercial Electrical Construction and Renovation, Nate has been a resident of Lawrence, KS most of his life and thrives on being an active member in the community. Field-proven success utilizing job site coordination/management skills and foreman experience include service projects for the School District Lighting Upgrade in Olathe, KS, Automation Upgrades to a Packaging Plant in Kansas City, KS and Construction of a 1 million sq ft facility for the Ford Motor Company. Nate has acquired Electrical Supervisor experience Overseeing/Planning the Underground Rough-In, Utility Power, In-Wall Rough-In, Lighting Systems, and HVAC Systems for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital West project. Nate chose to join Good Energy Solutions out of respect for the company’s vision of the future.
Tracy Jankowski – Administration Assistant, Electrical Services. Tracy is the Administrative Assistant that has supported the Electrical Services Division since October 2017. She is highly motivated to ensure a friendly, positive experience when you need Electrical Services for your home or business. Her background in Business Management, Education, Writing, and Social Media Management drive her dedication in assisting our Electrical Manager with the successful operation of the electrical division team. From start to finish, Tracy’s daily focus is to provide the highest level of customer service which builds long lasting relationships within our community while supporting our electrical technicians in and out of the field. Her other passions in life include volunteering, live music, cooking, the great outdoors and making memories with her family.
What is NABCEP®?
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals® (NABCEP PVIP™) and NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional® (NABCEP PVTS™) distinguish themselves among their peers by achieving the highest level of recognition available. To achieve this certification, PV installers must demonstrate that they possess extensive solar PV installation experience, have received advanced training, and passed the rigorous NABCEP certification exam.
Consumers who choose NABCEP Certified PV Installation® and Technical Sales Professionals® are assured greater peace of mind because they can be confident that their installer and sales professional has been trained, tested and has agreed to conform to a comprehensive set of demanding professional standards. NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals® are required to install solar systems that meet the performance and reliability needs of customers in the United States and Canada by providing quality craftsmanship and complying with all applicable codes and standards. www.nabcep.org
Good Energy Solutions has been named a Top Solar Contractor by Solar Power World consecutively for 5 years. (2015-2019)
Good Energy Solutions has been awarded the “2019 Business of the Year” from the Small Business Development Center of Kansas. Kevin and Shana Good attended the ceremonies at the Kansas Capitol Building in Topeka to receive the award and hear the proclamations in the House and Senate chambers. The Small Business Development Center at the University of Kansas is an incredible resource for business development for new and existing businesses.
Good Energy Solutions placed in the Top 3 for “Best of Lawrence” (2018, 2019) in the Electrical Services Category.
Good Energy Solutions has been awarded the 2018 “25 Under 25 Award”. The award is a Kansas City based small business award given by Thinking Bigger Business Media to 25 companies that employ under 25 employees. Companies are judged on their financial stability, ability to overcome adversity and challenges, community involvement, distinguishing or defining characteristics and company vision. Learn more about the “25 Under 25” award.
Good Energy Solutions received the 2016 Better Business Bureau Integrity Award for the Kansas Plains. The BBB Integrity Award Honors Ethical Business Practices.
Since 1995, The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa has presented the prestigious BBB Integrity Awards to recognize those organizations that have business practices and related activities that exemplify the BBB’s mission and principles which include honesty, commitment and accountability. An independent panel of judges from the business and academic communities (Lincoln, Omaha, and Wichita) select the award winners. This is the first year that the award has been given to a company located in Lawrence, KS.
Quality Products and Services
Good Energy Solutions is committed to providing our customers with quality products and services with warranties that last. Our dedication to quality is why we have been selected as a dealer for SunPower and Tesla PowerWall.
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A SunPower Elite and Commercial Dealer.
Good Energy Solutions is proud to have been named a SunPower Elite Dealer and a SunPower Commercial Dealer. SunPower makes the highest quality and most reliable solar equipment available. Ask us today about how a SunPower equipped Good Energy Solutions system can provide you decades of guaranteed production with the most efficient solar panels on the market. GES is excited to partner with SunPower, as quality and integrity are our main focus.
Good Energy Solutions is an Associate Member of the Missouri Auto Dealer Association. See how Auto Dealerships across the nation have chosen SunPower to reduce their energy costs.
Missouri solar industry leaders met in 2009 to form the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA) with the goal of growing the solar industry through outreach, advocacy, continuing education and trainings. Good Energy Solutions has been an active member of MOSEIA since 2010. MOSEIA is the only official Missouri state chapter of the national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
The Clean Energy Business Council is a member-guided network of professionals interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency as practical business solutions. CEBC offers a shared platform for clean energy companies, nonprofits, and government leaders in Kansas to network, collaborate, and stay informed of complex energy issues.
Good Energy Solutions is a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to be amongst a group of businesses that help support The Chamber in their focus of regional economic growth and creation through business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts, and encouragement of the retention and attraction of local spend.