About Us

Athens Electric has 20 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, and over 25 years in electrical contracting. We provide seasoned expertise in the design and installation of solar PV systems, as well as full service electrical contracting services. Our credentials include NABCEP Certification and Ohio State Licensing (Electrical #44810).

We have been designing and installing solar systems for 20 years. From our first contact with you, through the initial site visit, designing a system that fits your needs, installation of your system, and follow-up support, we give you expert, friendly, personalized service. From the smallest off-grid DC systems, to the largest industrial scale installations, we do it all with guaranteed excellence.

We LOVE solar! We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality for the best price, to give you a superb product ~ and peace of mind.


In our 20 year involvement with solar, we have seen the technology evolve and know what has worked and what hasn’t. We know which products will serve you the most reliably, and which to avoid. Athens Electric prides itself on creating the most efficient, elegant solar systems in southeastern Ohio. We take care of each step involved in the design, installation and commissioning of all of our systems, as well as all warranty and future service. The buck stops here.


We have no sales department and, therefore, you aren’t paying a sales commission on your system. You will be dealing with certified installers, not salespeople, when you engage Athens Electric in your project. We take care of all paperwork so you can receive the best Ohio state incentives. Be sure to see our Solar Incentives page for details on all of the economic benefits available to you when you purchase a solar system from Athens Electric.


Tell us your dreams and we’ll tell you how we can make them real. We take care of each step in the process of achieving a superb solar system that will serve you for decades. Contact us today so you can start making your own power tomorrow.

With Athens Electric you will be experiencing the most qualified and best value in southeastern Ohio.


Drake Chamberlin owns Athens Electric. He is one of the pioneers of solar photovoltaics in the United States. He has written articles for Home Power Magazine and is a member of the prestigious RE Wrench List. He installed one of the first utility company solar systems in Colorado, for Public Service Company (Xcel Energy). Drake has been an electrical contractor for over 25 years and solar system designer-installer for 20 years. He has combined his knowledge and experience in electrical contracting with his love of solar photovoltaics to give best-of-breed solutions in solar energy production. Drake is personally involved in each phase of every Athens Electric solar PV system.

(Read the 1996 Public Service Company article written by Drake himself for Home Power Magazine – PDF download, approximately 1.1 megabytes.)