About Green Alternatives

At GAI, we understand the magnitude of a decision to invest in solar energy, so we are dedicated to giving you a quality system!

Our Company

Green Alternatives, Inc. was founded on the mission of providing the highest quality clean energy technology in the Hoosier state.  GAI’s founders, Chris Rohaly and Neal Rhodes, brought a combined 60 years of electrical design, implementation, and trouble-shooting experience and focused that expertise on what they saw as the energy source of the future. After Neal’s sudden passing in 2019, GAI strives to honor Neal’s legacy as a part of our core vision. Now led by company President Chris Rohaly, our expert team knows how to bring your solar project to life! Our certified installers can handle any project, no matter the degree of technicality. We like to say we specialize in the full spectrum of solar offerings, from kilowatt to megawatt, installing a solar panel on a family’s home to save on their electricity bill to successfully executing larger projects for commercial and agricultural customers to power their operations and reduce their carbon footprint. We are here to save our customers money, provide fairly-priced products and have a lasting positive impact on the environment through renewable energy. 

When you work with GAI, you partner with a company that places accuracy and integrity first and foremost into everything we do. We know solar energy projects are huge undertakings, and we make our customers’ decisions to invest in solar the easiest one they will make for their home, business or farm. Our customers become part of the Green Alternatives family. Our relationship with you doesn’t end when the last panel is installed! 

Launching Green Alternatives represented a change in career paths for Chris. He had always held the environment as a top priority (his “green” streak, if you will.) To him, nature represented calm as the U.S. economy struggled under the weight of the Great Recession of 2008. With the economy in crisis, Chris switched gears and entered the renewable energy field at first for a personal reason. His parents were losing their retirement funds as the stock market tumbled. Armed with more than 30 years of electrical design and implementation experience, he turned to solar in a search of ways to lower their monthly living expenses. 

Fast forward a decade or so, and now Chris’s passion for creating efficiencies in people’s lives led to a growing company that has now serviced the Indiana market since 2008!

Why You Should Choose GAI for your next solar project

Our expertise. Crew members are educated and certified technicians. Our lead installers have earned degrees from renewable energy programs and are committed to continuing education through  specialty device manufacturers and acknowledged national renewable energy training programs. Our commitment to excellence is why many Indiana utilities recommended Green Alternatives to their customers. 

Our quality. All of our projects are installed to the best practices outlined in the 2017 National Electrical Code, instead of the more minimal standards of the 2008 National Electrical Code required by Indiana. We use proven suppliers and products to ensure reliability and maximize efficiencies. All components we install meet UL safety standards. 

Our commitment to our customers. Our goal at Green Alternatives is not to sell you the largest or most expensive system possible, but to take an honest look at your power usage and then design a system with your lowest cost of energy in mind. We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to our installations either. With Green Alternatives, you enjoy the confidence of knowing you’ve chosen a company that will design a project that’s best fit for your property, budget and goals. And we don’t leave you after the project is complete. We routinely do checks on your system to ensure it’s operating at its best capacity. 

Our proven track record. We can handle any solar installation project, big or small, from panels on a home to major, multi-panel commercial and agricultural projects. We are there to guide your system’s long-term operations and maintenance needs. Many times the Green Alternatives team has been called out to projects where we didn’t do the original installation. Often the installation company no longer stands behind their work for whatever reason; we can help in these situations and will continue to be here for our own installations as well.

Our Goals

Let's Build A Greener Future

At GAI, our goal is not to sell you the largest or most expensive system possible. We take an honest look at your power usage and design a system in line with your priorities and with the lowest cost of energy produced. 

Our systems reflect the highest standards in the industry, and our installers never take shortcuts. We also strive to use only the highest quality components for our systems and support “North American Made” products whenever possible. So, be assured that with GAI you will receive the best for your money. 

Testimonials

I am extremely pleased with the work the Green Alternatives team has done for my solar power installation. The team was very helpful explaining the different options for my site and for helpful insights on how to maximize the generating capacity for my system. I am especially pleased with the micro-inverter design and the ability to monitor all 40 inverters from the internet any day and any time of the week. Also, when I have had concerns or questions about the operation of the system the G.A.I. team's response has been friendly and prompt. If you are considering a solar panel installation in central Indiana, I highly recommend that you contact the Green Alternatives team.

Alan F.

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2019-04-19T13:55:51-04:00

Alan F.

I am extremely pleased with the work the Green Alternatives team has done for my solar power installation. The team was very helpful explaining the different options...

First, your company is local: the other company was from Ohio. Secondly, your proposal/estimate was less than the Ohio company. I really like the fact that although you were "crazy" busy due to the changes in net metering, you still managed to complete the project well before the end of the year. You were also good about explaining the process, and I knew what to expect.

Jim and Renita H.

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2019-04-19T14:07:55-04:00

Jim and Renita H.

First, your company is local: the other company was from Ohio. Secondly, your proposal/estimate was less than the Ohio company. I really like the fact that...

Knowledgeable, friendly & hard working. What’s not to like?

Doug S.

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2019-04-23T16:54:47-04:00

Doug S.

Knowledgeable, friendly & hard working. What’s not to like?

GAI is one of the best contractors I have worked with in years! The staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, available, responsive, and delivered quality work. The solar investment was more than I thought it would be, before GAI provided estimates, but I am so happy with the service, I think of the investment in terms of, “I got what I paid for…top quality.” The whole team impressed me with their fast response to emails…AMAZING!!!

Shonda M.

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2019-04-23T16:59:02-04:00

Shonda M.

GAI is one of the best contractors I have worked with in years! The staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, available, responsive, and delivered quality work. The solar investment was more than I thought it would be, before GAI provided estimates, but I am so happy with the service, I think of the investment in terms of, “I got what I paid for…top quality.” The whole team impressed me with their fast response to emails…AMAZING!!!

...we were hoping to find a committed, responsive, professional, trustworthy team that could still be price-competitive. This team beat out some large regional competitors because of the above factors, as well as their attention to detail, personable and timely communication. Any time we had a question...we would soon receive a detailed, thoughtful response. They didn't try to sell us the biggest and most expensive system, but rather wanted to design the best one for our situation...their installers were equally knowledgeable and hard-working... I highly recommend this company...I expect to return to the GAI team to expand and update our system as necessary.

Andy and Betsy T.

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2019-04-23T17:03:34-04:00

Andy and Betsy T.

...we were hoping to find a committed, responsive, professional, trustworthy team that could still be price-competitive. This team beat out some large regional competitors because of the above factors, as well as their attention to detail, personable and timely communication. Any time we had a question...we would soon receive a detailed, thoughtful response. They didn't try to sell us the biggest and most expensive system, but rather wanted to design the best one for our situation...their installers were equally knowledgeable and hard-working... I highly recommend this company...I expect to return to the GAI team to expand and update our system as necessary.
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