Continental Energy Solutions

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Continental Energy Solutions
Headquarters815 Commerce Drive
Suite 280Oak
Brook, IL 60523
Area served
Key people
Brian Haug, President
Tim Montague, Business Development & Sales
Cesar Romo, Project Management
ProductsSolar Energy Systems
ServicesSolar installation and maintenance

Continental Energy Solutions is an American solar energy company in Oak Brook, IL.[1][2] It is a commercial solar installer that designs, installs, and maintains solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for rooftop and ground.[3] As of 2020, it has built over 100 solar PV projects and 40 megawatts of solar including installations on big box retail, warehouse, manufacturing, schools and college campuses.[4][5]

Founded in 2009, it was initially started as a division of Continental Electrical Construction Company. The company is the largest solar installer and solar contractor in Illinois.[6]


In 2009, electrical construction company Continental Electrical Construction started and incorporated a new, solar division of the company, Continental Energy Solutions. Continental Electrical Construction is a fourth generation family business owned and operated by David and Steven Witz.[7] Continental Energy Solutions was established by Brian Haug, a 25 year veteran of Continental Electrical Construction. Haug started his career as a project manager and was managing the company's Naperville office prior to starting Continental Energy Solutions, the solar division. He started the renewable energy division, which was incorporated as an independent company Continental Energy Solutions LLC in January 2020.[8]

Continental installed several of the first and largest retail rooftop solar arrays, including two IKEA stores in Chicagoland and the IKEA Joliet Warehouse which was the largest rooftop solar array in the Midwest at the time of its installation in 2017.[9] By 2012 the company saw growth and became the largest commercial industrial solar company and commercial solar installer in Illinois.[10] By January 2020, Continental has installed over 100 projects and over 40 megawatts of rooftop and ground Mount solar, including the two largest rooftop arrays in the Midwest, Ikea Joliet Distribution Center and Magid Glove in Romeoville.

Products and services

Continental Energy Solutions offers professional design, engineering, and installation of commercial and industrial solar PV projects in Illinois and Midwest.


  • Commercial & Industrial Solar PV
  • Solar & Battery Storage Systems
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers
  • Design & Build
  • On Grid / Off-grid Solutions
  • Microgrids

Major installations

Company Product Location Notes
Simmons Knife & Saw Roof Mount Glendale Heights, IL 437 kW DC solar array
Minerallac Ground Mount Hampshire IL 1.3 acre solar farm (350 kW DC)
ABT Electronics Solar & Battery Storage Glenview, IL 516 kW & ESS
Northwestern University Roof Mount Evanston, IL 81 kW
IKEA Joliet Distribution Center Roof Mount Joliet, IL 2.3 MW
University of Illinois, Wasaja Hall Roof Mount Champaign, IL 33 kW
Oakton Community College Roof Mount Des Plaines, IL 26 kW
NCC Roof Mount, Solar & Battery Storage Naperville, IL 563 kW
IKEA Bolingbrook & Schaumburg Roof Mount Schaumburg, Bolingbrook 1.99 MW
Grayslake District 127 High School Ground Mount, Roof Mount Grayslake, IL 2.76 MW
Clarke Environmental Roof Mount St. Charles, IL 119 k

In the media



  1. "2017 Midwest Attendees". Midwest. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  2. "Continental Energy Solutions, 815 Commerce Drive, Oak Brook, IL (2020)". Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  3. "Continental Energy Solutions: 2020 Profile and Reviews | EnergySage". Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  4. "Illinois Tech NECA at Green Energy Challenge". TechNews. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  5. "Continental Energy Solutions Sas en BOGOTA | Directorio de empresas Informa Colombia". Directorio de Empresas - Directorio de empresas en Colombia (in español). Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  6. "StackPath". Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  7. "Illinois Solar Industry Update - Ten Things You Want to Know with Brian Haug & Lesley McCain of ISEA". Continental Electrical Construction Company. 2019-03-27. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  8. "2020 Renewable Energy Summit Attendees". RENEW Wisconsin. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  9. "Electric Association of Chicago - Serving the Chicagoland Electrical Community Since 1926". Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  10. "2020 Renewable Energy Summit Attendees". RENEW Wisconsin. Retrieved 2020-02-25.

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