Solar pioneers Neville Williams and Lee Bristol formed Standard Solar of Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2004. Neville had spent many years bringing solar to remote regions of the world with his non-profit, Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF). Lee, an MIT educated engineer, had his own local company, LBA Renewable Energy and decided to partner with Neville to create Standard Solar. Their vision was to help empower homeowners with clean, renewable solar power.

The company quickly grew into a premier solar solutions company serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Standard Solar diversified beyond residential and small commercial into large industrial and utility scale projects, which led to rebranding Standard Energy Solutions as the business unit focused on solar and energy efficiency for the residential and small commercial markets.

In 2015 Standard Energy Solutions was acquired by Steve Welsh. With over 30 years of Construction Industry experience, Steve’s entrepreneurial spirit, passion and belief in clean energy became the core guiding principle engrained in the business.

Our Team

Today, the Standard Energy Solutions team includes many of the key professionals who helped grow and develop the business over many years.  Collectively we have over 75 years of combined experience in energy management, efficiency, solar photovoltaics & storage; from auditing, design and construction to operations and maintenance.

We are proud of our tradition and remain driven in our mission to empower our customers with smart energy solutions.

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Our Mission

To be the Premier Provider of Smart Energy Solutions & Services; Empowering our Customers to Achieve Energy Independence and Enhanced Quality of Life.

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"At SES, we share a strong belief in that what we do, being agents of change, to improve not just our lives and the lives our customers, but for the greater good. For the community, our country, the earth and for generations to come."

Brian D., Team Member