About

As the leading solar contractor in North Carolina and South Carolina, the Renewable Energy Design Group is dedicated to promoting renewable energy and exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Our solar panel installation process guarantees quality and client satisfaction

Our low overhead business model allows a company owner to be involved in each project — ensuring the highest standards of quality and attention to detail – with the ability to scale our team to handle larger projects. We pride ourselves on having 100 percent customer satisfaction and offering competitive pricing.

We know that solar projects can be complex, and we guarantee every client the highest quality installation and our uncompromising service. We provide everything needed to generate clean, reliable energy using available roof space or property. Our team communicates effectively with clients and seamlessly handles all paperwork, permits, inspections and coordination with local utility companies. Your custom-designed system will be installed safely, securely and on time by our professional team using the best available solar panels and equipment.

We are proud of our 5 star customer service rating and 100% referral rate!

Have confidence in our experience and expertise with solar installations.

Nothing makes us happier than happy clients!

"[RED Group] is extremely knowledgeable, professional & patient as they explained, provided & installed our systems. The crew was efficient & hardworking.  Our job was completed at the end of Dec 2012. The 2 arrays & thermal unit are working well & they are still checking in with us periodically. They were a pleasure to work with. "- Waxhaw, North Carolina

"Renewable Energy Design Group, l3c did everything they promised, they did it all on schedule, and they kept to the budget. The employees were friendly, easy to work with, and they answered any questions. The installation was pleasant and I had a good experience." - Charlotte, North Carolina

"They always did their best to answer my many questions to my satisfaction. I also think they went beyond what they were required to do to ensure I was satisfied with the production." - Winston Salem,  North Carolina

Get to Know Us

A company inspired by projects completed in the Peace Corp, driven by passion for a sustainable world, and powered by a dedicated and knowledgable staff.

 

 Solar Energy Panama

Cynthia Redwine- Founder

Founders Jeff and Cynthia Redwine's first solar energy project was working as Peace Corps volunteers with a dedicated group of community members to bring clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the school, communal house, cooperative office, and every hut in Parara Puru, Panama.  Cynthia utilizes her MBA to lead financial and strategic planning for RED Group.  She's excited her 2 daughters can now now see a working solar array on their own rooftop!

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Jeff Redwine- Founder

Jeff Redwine graduated with a business degree from the University of Texas  in Arlington, and has has worked to promote clean energy systems in various states and countries. Jeff's first solar project was on 22 off-grid huts in the rain forest of Panama as a Peace Corps Volunteer and he has been working in North Carolina and Texas in the renewable energy industry ever since. As an co-owner and co-founder of Renewable Energy Design Group, l3c  (RED Group) he works to integrate clean technologies at the residential and  commercial level

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Christian Lofton- Founder, Design

Founder Christian Lofton, also passionate about renewable energy, and also a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, has been working full time in the industry since 2008.  He began with a biodiesel project in Jamaica and has since installed solar thermal, wind, and solar electric systems in Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and North Carolina. His work includes the largest solar thermal installation in Michigan consisting of 200 AET 4’x10′ Solar thermal collectors, installations with the US Navy, Veterans Administration, Houston, TX Permitting Building, Forth Worth, TX Zoo, Dallas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and many others. He is most proud of his work with Habitat for Humanity.  With integrity and the highest professional standards, he has applied himself and earned the NABCEP PV INSTALLERS Certification, AET Solar Thermal Certification, North Carolina Electrical Contractors License, OSHA 30 hour construction safety instruction, and OSHA train the trainer instruction. He believes that every job should be approached with the highest standards of safety and quality possible.

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Melvin Jewett- Sales

Melvin began his solar career by volunteering during the Solarize Charlotte campaign in 2014 were he met the owners of RED Group, Christian, Jeff, and Cynthia. Melvin’s interest began in sustainable energy as co-founder and co-owner of Metrolina BioFuels in 2006 helping educate, advocate, and bring clean and domestically produced fuel options to the Charlotte Metro area. Melvin is a “local”, grew up just a few minutes south of Charlotte in Lancaster, SC. After attending the University of South Carolina for Business Management he started his career in retail for 20 years as a Store Manager and District Manager for a retail pharmacy in the Carolina's. During this time his interest grew in the sustainable energy. He enrolled and finished his AAS in Sustainability Technologies in Alternative Energy in 2015 while earning his NABCEP Photovoltaic Entry Level Certification. Currently he serves on the Keep Charlotte Beautiful Board and volunteers with the Waste Management Advisory Board, Catawba River Keepers Foundation, Sustain Charlotte, and Green Peace of Charlotte

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