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Leading solar contractor in North Carolina and South Carolina

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.

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.

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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

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Meet the team


Jeff Redwine, Co-Founder of RED Group NC, hopes to make solar panel installation affordable North Carolina residents

“Growing with my family while working with people I admire is a blessing. Our team is passionate about the service and quality of systems we install. It makes it even more rewarding to work with high-caliber individuals who are knowledgeable and reliable. Having installed over 600 installations, we have learned what needs to be done to exceed our clients expectations. Our goals are to make solar affordable and promote distributed generation in an efficient and sustainable manner.”

Jeff Redwine graduated with a business degree from the University of Texas in Arlington, and 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 since 2005. As a 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.

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

Favorite song:
Just one??? Stevie Ray Vaughn’s version of Voodoo Child is pretty great. Ask me again tomorrow.

Favorite food:
Mexican and sushi, but not Mexican sushi

Beach or Mountains?
Mountains, but I love the sandy salty surf

What is your favorite tradition?
“Birthday Week” celebrations with my wife and daughters

What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
Convincing my wife to marry me

What is on your life’s bucket list?
Snowboard and fly fish in Patagonia and serve in the Peace Corps again after my children are grown

When not working at RED Group, what do you do for fun?
Play with my children, woodworking, camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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, North Carolina, and South 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, Fort 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.

Christian Lofton and his business partner, Jeff Redwine, are co-owners of RED Group. With over 600 solar panel projects under the group’s belt, Christian has learned what needs to be done to exceed client expectations and deliver ROI on solar energy projects.

Hometown:
Owasso, Oklahoma

Favorite song:
Society (Eddie Vedder)

Favorite food:
Watermelon

Beach or Mountains?
Mountains

What is your favorite tradition?
Christmas morning

What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
Volunteering with the Peace Corps

What is on your life’s bucket list?
Visiting the Redwood Forest

When not working at RED Group, what do you do for fun?
Garden or tinker in my shop

Melvin began his solar career by volunteering during the Solarize Charlotte campaign in 2014, were he met the RED Group leaders 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;” he 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 Carolinas. 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.

Melvin Jewett helps the RED Group team install solar panels and educate NC residents and business owners on the benefits of solar energy.

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Favorite song:
Escape Velocity by Man or Astroman

Favorite food:
Chana Masala

Beach or Mountains?
Mountains

What is your favorite tradition?
Pumpkin carving

What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
My son Obi: watching him grow up to a loving and caring kid who shows compassion for all

What is on your life’s bucket list?
Simple man – more camping and  Grand Canyon

When not working at RED Group, what do you do for fun?
Making beer, updating my multi-million dollar fort for my chickens, and waiting for the next Star Wars movie

Founders Cynthia Redwine’s first solar energy project was working as a Peace Corp volunteer with a dedicated group of community members and her husband, Jeff, 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 see a working solar array on their own rooftop!

Cynthia Redwine, North Carolina native, is helping to bring solar energy to her home state.

Hometown:
Born in NC, raised in TX, back to NC to raise my family and a solar business

Favorite song:
You Can Call Me Al

Favorite food:
Yellow tuna roll

Beach or Mountains?
Yes, please

What is your favorite tradition?
The gift of giving at Christmas – and all of the family, excitement, grace, magic, and merriment surrounding it

What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
The inner beauty of my two girls

What is on your life’s bucket list?
Egypt

When not working at RED Group, what do you do for fun?
I love ceramic

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