Learn About Good Energy Solutions, Our Expertise and Experience in Solar Design and Installation, Energy Storage, Efficiencies Installation, and Electrical Service. A SunPower Elite and Commercial Dealer, and a Tesla PowerWall Certified Installer.
We hope that you will peruse our website to learn about Good Energy Solutions and why we are different. 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 of solar designers, installers, and electricians provide 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. Because of our dedication to outstanding customer service and quality installations we have been selected to be a SunPower Elite Dealer, a SunPower Commercial Dealer, and a Tesla PowerWall Certified Installer. Good Energy Solutions is “Energy with Integrity”.
About Our Mission
“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.
About Good Energy Solutions History
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.
About Good Energy Solutions Services
Good Energy Solutions offers services for your home or commercial business that include Electrical, Solar Design and Installation, Energy Storage, and Energy Efficiencies. Plus, we have a dedicated solar and battery service department that is dedicated to making sure your solar array is functioning properly. We have had solar owners reach out to us after having solar installed by someone else and were not able to receive the support they need.
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.
About Our Experience
Our combination of hands-on experience, education, and outstanding customer service make 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 400 commercial (yellow on map) and residential (blue on map) solar projects across Kansas and Missouri; totaling approximately 11.8MW of solar. Let our experience and long warranties put your mind at ease. See some of our commercial and residential installations.
About Our Solar Team
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.
Malcolm Proudfit, CFO/COO. Malcolm holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Economics, a Bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in Finance, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Malcolm aims to elevate Good Energy Solutions’ business operations, in order to make solar available to as many people as possible. Malcolm was introduced to the solar industry in Utah, where he worked in solar operations during his undergraduate career. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young kids, reading, and golfing. Read why, as a CFO, Malcolm considers solar a good investment.
Shana Good, Marketing/Design Director. 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. 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 alongside 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. Author of GoodNEWS Renewable Energy Newsletter, the Good Energy Solutions blog, and social media content.
Michael Schumann, Vice President. Solar Sales Consultant. NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional®. Michael has 25 years of 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 the 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.
Christina Carroll, Vice President of Solar Operations. Christina has been in the solar industry since 2015. She joins Good Energy Solutions after working at a national solar company where she managed and oversaw solar projects for more than 2,700 customers in 10 states with 650 AHJs, 38 different installation companies and 6 finance companies. Ensuring customer satisfaction for 17MW of residential solar. Christina has a passion for solar and renewable energy. She recently moved to Lawrence with her family and bull-mastiff, Hosmer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and getting to know the community. Recently, Christina became a member of the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club and is looking forward to helping and supporting the Lawrence community and local businesses.
Jordan George, Solar Sales Consultant and Technical Sales Advisor. 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.
Matt Bellemere, Solar Sales Consultant. Matt has a Bachelor’s 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.
Dave Schmidt, Solar Sales Consultant. Dave comes to Good Energy Solutions with a variety of business and personal experience. He has 14 years of utility experience as a telecommunications data analyst and was a certified energy auditor in Kansas City. Dave and his family moved to the Lawrence area in 2014, where they built a straw-bale home, powered in part with solar energy. Dave enjoys cycling, camping, the beauty of nature, and being part of the solution!
Eric Evans, Solar Sales Consultant. Eric began his career in the solar industry in 2015 with a national solar company out of California. He has held roles as a Project Manager and Interconnection and Rebate Specialist before going into sales. This breadth of knowledge has helped him understand the entire solar journey a customer takes when going solar. He is proud to bring his knowledge and expertise of sales and project management to Good Energy Solutions in order to provide the best quality of service to our customers.
Ciara Sayler, Sales Development Representative. Born and raised in Lawrence, Ciara brings quality customer service and local flavor to Good Energy Solutions. Her attention to detail and effective listening skills help to ensure a positive experience for customers. Ciara enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and hanging out with her 6-year-old Golden Retriever “Bear” at dog parks. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge about solar.
Cyndi Bailey, Accountant. Cyndi is a native of South Carolina and a graduate of Coastal Carolina University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance and is also a veteran of the Armed Forces. With over 20 years of varied experience in Business Management, Accounting and Taxes, Cyndi has served both in the public and private sectors of Business Management. Cyndi loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking and gardening.
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.
Chris Crabtree, Design Engineer – Solar. NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional® and Tesla Certified Installer. Chris has been in the Solar Industry since 2015 and has worked as an Installer, Crew Lead Installer, Project Manager for Commercial and Residential, and Design Engineer. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Wichita State University. “I can’t imagine working in any other industry. I consider our customers to be Pioneers in the future of energy generation, and they should be proud of the systems they purchase. And I am proud to be able to design and install the best systems.”
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, Solar Service Technician. Jack got a start in the Photovoltaics industry working for a small company in Arkansas, participating in everything from small ground mounts to large commercial installations. He has worked as an installer and now brings his organizational skills and thoughtful demeanor to the warehouse. 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.
Jeremiah Sanders, Lead Installer-Commercial Solar. 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 Installer- Residential Solar. 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 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.
Jacob Grooms, Lead Installer-Residential Solar. NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional®. 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 pursuing a degree in construction management.
Jeff Dunn, Journeyman Electrician.
Leah Allmer, Journeyman Electrician.
Raven Kramer, Solar Technician. 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.
Adam kinsch, Solar Technician.
About Our Electrical Team
JJ Willems, VP of Electrical Operations. 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 backup 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 have led JJ to Good Energy Solutions.
Nate McCall – Lead Commercial Electrician. 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 of 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.
7 NABCEP® Certified Solar Professionals at Good Energy Solutions, more than any other solar company in Kansas or Missouri.
Be sure your solar investment is designed and installed properly by choosing certified individuals that have the documentation to prove their knowledge and experience.
What is NABCEP®?
NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners)
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
Certificate of training covers grid-direct residential and commercial photovoltaic design and installation applications. National Electrical Code and job-site safety considerations strongly emphasized.
Certificate of training on the technical application of solar photovoltaic battery-based systems to serve different areas such as the telecommunications industry, agricultural applications, off-grid homes/other remote applications, and grid-connected battery back-up systems.
Good Energy Solutions has been named a Top Solar Contractor by Solar Power World consecutively for 6 years. (2015-2020)
Good Energy Solutions Listed on Ingram’s Magazine 2020 Corporate 100
Good Energy Solutions received the 2020 Foundation Award for business growth due to a 20% increase in employees in 2019. In addition, we were honored with the Footprint Impact Award which recognizes one business per year for giving back to the Lawrence, KS community through charities or organizations, and collaborating with other local businesses. Both were awarded by Lawrence Business Magazine and Cadre Lawrence. Good Energy Solutions was also recognized for the Foundation Award in 2015, 2016, and 2018.
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.
When comparing bids for solar be sure you understand the differences in products.
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.