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Good Energy Solutions News

Awards, News Articles and Press Releases

Good Energy Solutions News That is Impacting the Solar Industry in the Midwest

Just Food Receives Solar Donation to be Installed by Good Energy Solutions
May 8, 2020

Anonymous donors, two Lawrence citizens who wanted to do something positive for the local community, liked the idea of reducing Just Food’s operating costs while decreasing the carbon footprint of the electrical energy that is supplied to their building. The donors were inspired by the announcement of the winner of Good Energy Solutions’ Solar Giveaway winner, The Sunrise Project. The announcement appeared in an article in the Lawrence Journal-World in December of 2019″  Read the Press Release

 


Recipient of the Lawrence Business Magazine 2020 Foundation Award and Footprint Impact Award
Feb. 27, 2020

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION AWARD
Local business growth is the foundation of the local economy. The Lawrence Business Magazine and Cadre Lawrence think it is important to celebrate those businesses. The Foundation Award was established to recognize growth in for-profit businesses, that are locally owned or locally franchised in Douglas County, and have been in business a minimum of three years prior. Companies that show growth in employment by 20% from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 are honored.

ABOUT THE FOOTPRINT IMPACT AWARD
In addition, we are honored to have received the economic “2020 Footprint Impact Award” that recognizes businesses that give back to the community through charities or organizations, and collaborates with other local businesses. One Lawrence, KS based business is awarded per year.

Watch the Facebook Video of the Award Night

See the Lawrence Business Magazine Article

2020 Footprint Impact Award and Foundation AwardGood Energy Solutions Receives Foundation and Footprint Impact Award

 


KKFI Radio Conversation about Solar Energy with Andy Rondon at Good Energy Solutions
Feb 13, 2020

Andy Rondon of Good Energy Solutions speaks with Joseph Jackson of KKFI radio about home solar energy.

 


Good Energy Solutions Welcomes Malcolm Proudfit-CFO/COO
February 7, 2020 

Good Energy Solutions is pleased to announce that Malcolm Proudfit of Lawrence, KS will join the Good Energy Solutions team as Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Malcolm will help the organization with strategic business decisions and planning to help the company continue on its current path of business growth.  See Press Release 

 


“Good Energy Solutions Gives Away a Solar Energy System to Sunrise Project.”
January 29, 2020

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc., a Lawrence-based solar energy and electrical company, has awarded a solar energy system to Sunrise Project., a non-profit organization located in Douglas County, KS as part of the Good Energy Solutions “Solar Giveaway” program.”  See Press Release

 


Kansas Solar Installations Drop by More Than a Third After Utility Adds Demand Fee
January 7, 2020 

Article in Midwest Energy News, Energy Network

Andy Rondon of Good Energy Solutions speaks in regards to the impact Evergy’s solar demand charge has had on residential home solar in Kansas. See Article.  Read the story about Saving Kansas Solar in our blog.

 


“Good Energy Solutions Offers to Give Away another Solar Energy System to a Non-Profit Organization in Douglas County, KS”
November 25, 2019

See Article Published in the Lawrence Journal-World

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc., Lawrence-based solar energy and electrical company wants to thank the non-profit organizations in Douglas County, KS for all that they give to the community by giving away a solar energy system.” The Application deadline is Dec 31, 2019. See Article

Solar GiveAway by Good Energy Solutions

 


From green-minded business owners to political activists: an industry shift in the Midwest
November, 2019

“Many Midwest states are currently involved in battles between solar advocates and utility companies, with utilities citing the overused claim that residential solar customers aren’t helping to pay for the electric grid’s upkeep. So they’re passing demand charges and other damaging legislation that threaten to halt these emerging middle-of-the-country solar markets…..”

“I never thought I’d be in a legislative chamber, but I do what I have to do,” said Kevin Good, president and owner of Good Energy Solutions of Kansas, a state embroiled in an ongoing battle against hefty demand charges.” Read the full article in Solar Power World…

Topeka Capitol Building

 


Good Energy Solutions accepts “2019 Top Solar Contractor” Award at Solar Power International
Sept 23, 2019

 

Top Solar Contractors Award for Good Energy Solutions

 


Solar Power Users Celebrate KCC Ruling
August 9, 2019

KSNT Topeka News  Read the full article…

Good Energy Solutions, Inc. Awarded “2019 Top Solar Contractor” and “Top 100 Commercial Contractor” by Solar Power World
July 24, 2019

“With renewable energy expected to be the fastest-growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, local solar installer Good Energy Solutions is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Good Energy Solutions has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving a rank of 264 out of 415 solar companies on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list, and a rank of 88 on the Top 100 Commercial Contractors List.”  See Press Release

Good Energy Solutions is a 2019 Top Solar Contractor

 


Good Energy Solutions is Top 3 in “Best of Lawrence” for Electrical Services for 2nd year
June 14, 2019

“Good Energy Solutions is honored to have been selected by the people of Lawrence, KS, and placed in the top 3 in the Electrical Services category in “Best of Lawrence”. The award is presented by the Lawrence Journal-World and SunPower Publishing”  See Press Release

Good Energy Solutions, Electrical Services is Best of Lawrence for Electrical Services

 


Kansas SBDC Recognizes Good Energy Solutions with Small Business of the Year Award
March 15, 2019

Article Found In Thinking Bigger Magazine

“Good Energy Solutions of Lawrence was recognized as the University of Kansas Small Business Development Center’s Existing Business of the Year. Owner Kevin Good founded the alternative energy company in 2007 with an education component to his business to ensure well-informed consumers. Partnering with the Kansas SBDC to build on his own business skills has helped Good to earn a solid reputation in the energy business as well as continued growth and profit.” See Press Release

Good Energy Solutions of Lawrence, awarded Kansas Small Business Development Center's Existing Business of the Year 2019

 


Capitol Insider Podcast: Solar energy advocates displeased by KCC ruling
March 10, 2019

Andy Rondon of Good Energy Solutions speaks with Tim Carpenter of the Capitol Insider along with Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director of the Clean Energy Business Council and Matt Graham, a Kansas homeowner with solar.

 


Good Energy Solutions named in the Top 5 for Best of Lawrence 2019
March 8, 2019

“Good Energy Solutions named as a top 5 finalist for Electrical Services in Best of Lawrence. Top 3 Winners are announced in June by Lawrence Journal-World and Sunflower Publishing. Winners are nominated and chosen by the people of Lawrence, Kansas.”  See Announcement

Good Energy Solutions named as a top 5 finalist in Best of Lawrence 2019


Salina Journal: Frustration of solar-power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling
Feb 26, 2019

“I joined the solar industry so that I could help make people’s lives better, not to make them uncomfortable in their own home. We have customers who now live on a fixed income and went solar in preparation for retirement so they could control their costs…” said Andy Rondon of Good Energy Solutions in response to the Demand Charge Rate Structure implemented by Westar for Kansas homeowners with solar.  See Full Article

 


Good Energy Solutions is proud to have been a part of the remodel of the Lawrence Santa Fe Train Depot
Feb 10, 2019

Adding a discrete solar array to the roof of the building helps reduce energy operations costs while respecting the historic preservation of the building. See Article

 


Local Solar Professional, Michael Schumann Earns Industry’s Most Prestigious Certification™
Nov 26, 2018

“Michael Schumann, VP/Residential Solar Consultant at Good Energy Solutions has earned the solar industry’s leading recognition of technical sales expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®), and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional™” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions of Lawrence, Kansas Recognized as a 2018 Top Solar Contractor
July 24, 2018

“More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer Good Energy Solutions has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. Good Energy Solutions achieved a rank of 248 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list.” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions, Electrical Services is “Top 3 Best of Lawrence”
June 22, 2018

“Good Energy Solutions is honored to have been selected by the people of Lawrence, KS, and placed in the top 3 for Electrical Services in “Best of Lawrence”. The award is presented by the Lawrence Journal-World and SunPower Publishing.” See Press Release

Good Energy Solutions, Electrical Services is Top 3 Best of Lawrence

 


Local Solar Professional, Andy Rondon Earns Industry’s Most Prestigious Certification™
May 16, 2018

“Andy Rondon, Sales Manager/Technical Sales of Good Energy Solutions has earned the solar industry’s leading recognition of technical sales expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®), and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional™” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions Teams Up to Make Solar Power Educational Carts for Olathe West High School
May 10, 2018

Article Found In Solar Power World

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc, a Lawrence-based solar installer, has completed working with Olathe West High school students in the Green Tech Academy on their new solar educational carts. Installation Technician, Randy Heck, worked with students during the installation to educate them on installation as well as train them on monitoring solar production using their existing PV solar trainers.” See Press Release

Good Energy Solutions with Olathe West Students on their solar energy educational carts

 


Clean Energy Project and Good Energy Solutions Facebook Live
May 01, 2018

“Andy Rondon of Good Energy Solutions speaks with Susie Fagan on CEPLive about clean energy in Kansas and explains distributed generation.”

 


Good Energy Solutions, Inc 10 Year Celebration
April 9, 2018

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc. celebrated 10 years of business with the community and customers last Saturday, April 7th. The event, open to the public, included demos on solar technology, LED lights, presentations from the Clean Energy Business Council, and music by DJ Proof.” See Press Release

 


1320 KLWN’s Lawrence Business Magazine Steven Hertzog Interviews Andy Rondon.
April 5, 2018

Andy Rondon, Sales Manager and Engineer for Good Energy Solutions is interviewed solar in Kansas. Listen to the Interview

 


Good Energy Solutions Receives the 25 Under 25® Award
February 26, 2018

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc, a local solar and efficiencies installer, received the 25 Under 25 Award® from Thinking Bigger Business Media at the 2018 Gala on Saturday evening. The Kansas City-based award recognizes Good Energy Solutions as one of the best small businesses in Kansas City. Out of 1,400 nominations, 25 businesses with fewer than 25 employees were selected to receive the award. Each winner has demonstrated financial strength, the ability to overcome adversity and challenges, and a commitment to the community and a powerful company vision.” See Press Release

Good Energy Solutions Receives 25 Under 25 Award

 


Recipient of the Lawrence Business Magazine 2018 Foundation Award
Feb. 22, 2018

ABOUT THE AWARD
Local business growth is the foundation of the local economy. The Lawrence Business Magazine and Cadre Lawrence think it is important to celebrate those businesses. The Foundation Award was established to recognize growth in for-profit businesses, that are locally owned or locally franchised in Douglas County, and have been in business a minimum of three years prior.

EVALUATION
Companies will be honored with the Foundation Award that have shown growth in employment by 20% or 20 people from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

Read more…

 


Good Energy Solutions Named a SunPower Elite Dealer
January 3, 2018

Article Found In Solar Power World

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc., a Lawrence-based solar installation company, has been elevated to “SunPower Elite Dealer” status by SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a leading solar technology and global energy services provider based in Silicon Valley, CA… Elite Dealers earn their status by achieving a 90 percent or greater customer satisfaction score on past installations and successfully completing two advanced certification courses.” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions, Inc Celebrates 10 Years of Business
December 6, 2017

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc., a Lawrence-based solar, energy efficiencies, and electrical services company celebrates 10 years of business in December and will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Lawrence Chamber Dec. 14th.” See Press Release

 


25 Under 25® Selects Good Energy Solutions, Inc for 2018 Class of Honorees™
December 6, 2017

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc has just been recognized as one of Kansas City’s best small businesses. It’s one of the winners of the 2018 25 Under 25® Awards.™” See Press Release

 


Local Solar Professional, David Vera Earns Industry’s Most Prestigious Certification™
Nov 30, 2017

“David Vera, Solar Installer at Good Energy Solutions has earned the solar industry’s leading recognition of installation expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®), and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions, Inc. Awarded “2017 Top 500 Solar Contractors” by Solar Power World
July 25, 2017

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc., a Lawrence-based solar installer, has been ranked by Solar Power World, the solar industry’s leading business to business publication and source for technology, development and installation among the 2017 Top 500 Solar Contractors in the United States.” See Press Release

 


Paola family goes solar to save money, environment
June 21, 2017

“PAOLA — A Paola resident had a decision to make two years ago for how to spend money he had saved. He could buy a car or he could put solar panels on his house. Jose Mateos chose to go solar.” Article Found in The Miami County Republic, by John VanPelt

 


Local Solar Professional, Michael Lee Earns Industry’s Most Prestigious Certification™
June 15, 2017

“Michael Lee, Lead Solar Designer and Operations Manager of Good Energy Solutions has earned the solar industry’s leading recognition of installation expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®), and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions Selected to Work on Westar’s 1.27 Megawatt Community Solar Site
May 22, 2017

“Good Energy Solutions, a Lawrence-based solar installer, was selected to contribute to the installation of Westar Energy’s Community Solar Site. The 1.27-megawatt solar site is located near South Hutchinson, KS, and consists of nearly 4,000 solar panels.” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions Completes 100kW Solar Array on Fire Medical Station No.5 –The City of Lawrence Funded the Installation as Part of the Facilities Conservation Improvement Program (FCIP)
May 11, 2017

“This past week Good Energy Solutions, a Lawrence-based solar installer, completed the installation of 338 solar panels on the roof of Fire Station No. 5 located at 1911 Stewart Ave in Lawrence, KS.” See Press Release

 


100kW Solar Array on Fire Medical Station No. 5 in Lawrence, KS
May 9, 2017

This project is one of many funded by the City of Lawrence through the Facilities Conservation Improvement Program, an $11.3 million project to improve energy efficiency of dozens of city facilities. The City hired local firms 360 Energy Engineers to oversee the FCIP program, and Good Energy Solutions to design and install the solar array. (Video clip starts at 5:27)


Good Energy Solutions Named a SunPower Commercial Dealer
March 21, 2017

“Good Energy Solutions, a Lawrence-based solar installer, has been selected as a SunPower Commercial Dealer, joining a network of more than 1,800 solar companies worldwide that sell, install and service SunPower products.” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions Gives Away a Solar Energy System to Van Go, Inc.
January 27, 2017

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc., a Lawrence-based solar energy and electrical company, has awarded a solar energy system to Van Go, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Douglas County, KS as part of the Good Energy Solutions “Solar Giveaway” program.” See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions Offers to Give Away a Solar Energy System to a Non-Profit Organization in Douglas County, KS
November 30, 2016

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc., a Lawrence-based solar energy and electrical company, wants to thank the non-profit organizations in Douglas County, KS for all that they give to the community by giving away a solar energy system.” Application deadline is Dec 31, 2016. See Press Release

 


2016 BBB Integrity Award Winner – The Kansas Plains – Good Energy Solutions
November 3, 2016

 


The Better Business Bureau presents Good Energy Solutions with the “BBB Flame” as the recipient of the “2016 BBB Integrity Award”
September 19, 2016

“We are flattered to receive this prestigious award from the Better Business Bureau”, stated Kevin Good, President of Good Energy Solutions, Inc. “This honor represents the high quality of our employees and the ideals that we built our company’s foundation upon.”  See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions WINS the “2016 Integrity Award” from the Better Business Bureau
September 8, 2016

“Good Energy Solutions, Inc. has been selected to receive the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Integrity Award at an award ceremony at its office in Lawrence, Kansas. The ceremony will take place on Monday, September 19, 2016 where Kevin Good, President and Owner of Good Energy Solutions, will accept the award.”  See Press Release

 


Every Day is Earth Day at Good Energy Solutions
August 23, 2016

“Employees of Good Energy Solutions pick up 10 bags of trash along the Burroughs Creek Trail and donates pallets to Haskel Indian Nations University. The pallets are repurposed for a Sustainable Food Composting Program as well as used in the Haskell Wetland Restoration for better accessibility.”  See Press Release

 


Good Energy Solutions is awarded “2016 Top 500 North American Solar Company” by Solar Power World
July 27, 2016

See Press Release

Article Found In Lawrence Business Magazine

“Solar Power World, the industry’s leading source for technology, development and installation news, presents the “2016 Top 500 Solar Contractors list”. The list ranks applicants according to their influence in the industry in 2015.” Read full article…

 


Ranked #1 by SolarReviews “Top 13 Residential Solar Contractors in Douglas (County) for 2016”
July 18, 2016

See Press Release

ABOUT THE AWARD
SolarReviews gives recognition to solar installers that record-high levels of customer satisfaction. Results are based only on reviews of solar installers received in the last twelve months. SolarReviews provides data to the www.solarpowerworldonline.com Top Contractors List which awards solar installers based primarily on number of installations and employees. See the List

 


1320 KLWN’s Lawrence Business Magazine Steven Hertzog Interviews Kevin Good
May 26, 2016

Kevin Good, President of Good Energy Solutions is interviewed about his background, development of Good Energy Solutions, and energy solutions for home and business owners. Learn how your business can save money and how you can put your roof to work through energy efficiencies and solar. Listen to the Interview

 

 


1320KLWN Cadre Lawrence Radio Interviews Kevin Good
March 8, 2016

Recipients, including Good Energy Solutions, of the 2016 Foundation Award granted by Lawrence Business Magazine and Cadre Lawrence are interviewed about their business and business growth. “…You guys (are) generating income for our community, paying taxes in our community, and sourcing that income from other states…” Listen to the Interview (Interview begins at marker 22:05)

 

 


Recipient of the Lawrence Business Magazine 2016 Foundation Award
Feb. 24, 2016

Good Energy Solutions is proud to accept The 2016 Foundation Award. We are the first company to receive the award two years in a row.

ABOUT THE AWARD
Local business growth is the foundation of the local economy. The Lawrence Business Magazine and Cadre Lawrence think it is important to celebrate those businesses. The Foundation Award was established to recognize growth in for-profit businesses, that are locally owned or locally franchised in Douglas County, and have been in business a minimum of three years prior.

EVALUATION
Companies will be honored with the Foundation Award that have shown growth in employment by 20% or 20 people from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

 


2015 Holiday Letter by Good Energy Solutions President, Kevin Good
December 2015

A year in review and looking forward to 2016 (See Letter)

 


Partnership with The Climate and Energy Project
November 2015

Good Energy Solutions will donate a portion of the sale of a solar system back to the Climate and Energy Project when the buyer mentions CEP, “We are grateful to Kevin Good and Good Energy Solutions for their support.” (See Blog)

 


Good Energy Solutions President, Kevin Good accepts award for “Top 500 Solar Contractor” given by Solar Power World
September 2015

The award was presented at the Solar Power World Gala that kicked-off the Solar Power International (SPI) Tradeshow in Anaheim, CA. See Press Release

Article Found in Lawrence Business Magazine

 


Good Energy Solutions is named one of the Top 500 Solar Contractors in the U.S. by Solar Power World
August 2015

“Solar Power World, the industry’s leading source for technology, development and installation news, presents the 2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors list. The list ranks applicants according to their influence in the industry in 2014.” Read full article…

 


Pittsburg State University: Solar panels provide power, education
July 2015

“Workers with Good Energy Solutions from Lawrence labored in the Kansas sun Wednesday on a project to capture some of that intense solar energy for Pittsburg State University’s Robert W. Plaster Center. The project was made possible by a grant from Westar Energy to both supply power and provide an educational opportunity on the PSU campus…” Read the full article…

 


Recipient of the Lawrence Business Magazine 2015 Foundation Award
Feb. 13, 2015

ABOUT THE AWARD
Local business growth is the foundation of the local economy. The Lawrence Business Magazine and Cadre Lawrence think it is important to celebrate those businesses. The Foundation Award was established to recognize growth in for-profit businesses, that are locally owned or locally franchised in Douglas County and have been in business a minimum of three years prior.

EVALUATION
Companies will be honored with the Foundation Award that have shown growth in employment by 20% or 20 people from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

Read more…

 


Lawrence Journal-World: “…solar panels installed at Prairie Park”
Nov. 18, 2014

Lawrence Journal-World sited the installation of Solar Panels by Good Energy Solutions at the Prairie Park nature center located at 2730 Harper. The project “was selected as part of a grant program sponsored by Westar Energy…include a kiosk where visitors can see how the solar panels work and how much energy they are producing…” Read the full article.

 


Kevin Good, President of Good Energy Solutions is interviewed by Conrad Kabus of “AGAM in Kansas”

“Welcome to Farm Factor on AG am in Kansas. My name is Conrad Kabus. We recently caught up with several producers and consumers at the Kansas Energy Conference in Topeka, Kansas, including Good Energy Solutions” Read the interview here

 


Pika Energy: “Pika to Showcase Hybrid System at Mother Earth News fair in Kansas”

Good Energy Solutions named as a dealer for Pika Energy in this article, “…Pika is proud to be among the exhibitors, showcasing our products alongside our local dealer, Good Energy Solutions of Lawrence, KS. This will be a great opportunity to learn all about Pika’s wind-solar Hybrid System, the ideal solution for independent-minded, rural Americans who want to produce…” Read the full article.

 


Lawrence Journal-World: “Lawrence Creates Makerspace to celebrate new solar power awning during Final Friday”
September 24, 2014

Lawrence Journal-World sited the installation of a Solar Awning by Good Energy Solutions at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace. “Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. 9th St., will be combining art with science at “Art Under the Awning” at the building during Final Friday this week in celebration of its new solar power awning.” Read the article.

 


Pittsburgh State University: “Grant funds solar energy system for PSU’s Plaster Center”
August 1, 2014

Good Energy Solutions was sited “Thanks to a major grant from Westar Energy, solar panels will provide both energy and education at the Robert W. Plaster Center, now under construction at Pittsburg State University….Good Energy Solutions, a renewable energy company in Lawrence, Kan., will install the system.” Read the full article.

 


The Hutchinson News: “Hutch Company Installing State’s Largest Private Solar Array”
May 22, 2014

“Good Energy Solutions’ team leader Mark Merena speaks about the installation of solar panels above the BOLD, LLC. Office Shares warehouse on Fourth Avenue. The 768 panels will harvest 200 kilowatts and be the largest privately held solar array in Kansas” Read the full article.

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