Small Business of the Year Award from Ottawa Chamber of Commerce
Introduction used at the Ottawa Chamber Awards Banquet – INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT

investor-spotlightIf you know Dan Klear, you’ll agree he is an innovator with absolute belief in his cause. Dan saw the value in alternative energy and began experimenting with it in the 1980’s before “going green” was the popular thing to do. He’s been at it ever since.

As the owner and president of Superior Energy Solutions, Ottawa, Dan specializes in alternative energy resources for residential, farm and commercial businesses.

Superior Energy Solutions was also recently honored as the SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR by the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce.

Not only is Dan very active in the Chamber, he is a leader in several other business organizations and active in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish as well as his hometown of Glandorf. Dan’s business philosophy is “do what’s right”. A look at the white board in his office and you’ll find articles on renewable energy tacked right alongside quotes about knowledge, hard work, integrity and a positive attitude. Dan once told us “they aren’t buying energy, they’re buying Dan” so as you might guess… he goes the extra mile every single time! Thanks for all you do Dan, and congratulations on all of your achievements.

Mr. Brian Heebsh's Environmental Science classes

From Ottawa-Glandorf High School Facebook page:
Mr. Brian Heebsh’s Environmental Science classes had the opportunity to learn about renewable and alternative energy. Dan Klear, from Superior Energy Solutions, talked to the students about solar installations, wind turbines, and other sustainable energy systems. Thank you, Dan Klear, for taking the time out of your day to teach our students about alternative energy.

REAP Meeting Feb2015
Dan Klear is shown here speaking at the informational luncheon meeting held at Midwest Electric Cooperative’s office, St. Marys, Ohio. Midwest Electric members were invited to learn about the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides financial assistance to ag producers and rural small businesses to buy renewable energy systems, make energy efficiency improvements, and more. Speakers included Dana Koppes of New Energy Systems, Dan Klear of Superior Energy Solutions, and Randy Monhemius of USDA.

Superior Energy Solutions Recognized

Superior Energy Solutions, of Ottawa, was recently honored by AEP Ohio, at the AEP Ohio Energy Efficient Champion Awards Luncheon for 2012.Dan Klear Robert Powers Superior Energy Solutions 2013

Superior Energy Solutions, was the award winner for the Commercial Program Partners:  Small Business Contractor.  Superior Energy Solutions provides commercial lighting assessments and installations, including utility company rebates for all non-residential applications.  Located in Ottawa, Ohio, Superior Energy Solutions was one of the first contractors to register in the AEP Ohio Express program and completed one of the first projects in 2010.  During 2012, Superior Energy Solutions completed 36 projects saving 715,870 kilowatt hours for small businesses.  In addition, they completed 44 projects

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in AEP Ohio’s Prescriptive program, saving customers 1,510,413 kilowatt hours.  Superior Energy Solutions continues to remain active In AEP Ohio’s Prescriptive and New Construction programs.

SES Lighting Specialists are Andrew Warren and Shannon Maag.

Superior Energy Solutions, provides commercial lighting energy efficiency upgrades, plus wind turbines and solar installations, and home energy audits across all of Northwest Ohio.  Office location is 1011 N. Defiance St, Ottawa, OH. Owner Dan Klear can be reached at 419-890-8067, email:, or

Superior Energy Solutions in USA TODAY

Dan Klear, retired in 2008 from a General Motors plant after 37 years. He had always been intrigued by solar power: 26 years ago he installed a solar thermal collector in his home. He took a solar class at Owens and with two partners founded Superior Energy Solutions, which designs and installs solar, wind and other sustainable energy systems.

In the next five to 10 years, Klear predicts, solar and wind power will become “standard fare for a new home.”