VSP provides turnkey solar systems installed by professionals certified at the highest national level for homeowners, businesses, and non-profits. VSP is a licensed General Contractor and Homebuilder/Remodeler; as a result, VSP is able to handle every aspect of a solar installation, including system design, permitting, installation, and final interconnection. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, our mission is to provide Alabama and the Southeast with cost-effective and predictable solar power. Our end-to-end approach makes us highly efficient and allows us to be the most competitive solar developer in Alabama. From the initial site survey to project completion, we make solar easy.

Rob Ozols, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rob Ozols

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Prior to founding VSP, Rob was a Shareholder at Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, P.C., a full-service law firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. During Rob’s 9+ years as a practicing attorney, he specialized in corporate law, real estate, restructuring, and business litigation, and he was involved in a number of traditional and renewable energy transactions. Rob graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001, where he was as a tutor in the Economics Department, the recipient of Dartmouth College’s 2001 Community Service Award, and the founder of the Rivendell Boys Mentoring Program. Rob earned his JD at the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006, where he served as an Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.

Steve Furze, Senior Operations Manager

Steve Furze

Senior Operations Manager

Steve serves as VSP’s Senior Operations Manager and Lead Installer and has over 6 years’ experience as a solar PV installation professional. Steve is certified at the highest national level and has been the lead installer on hundreds of residential, commercial, and non-profit PV systems ranging in size from 2 kW to over 350 kW. Steve graduated from San Juan College in 2009 with an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Photovoltaic System Design and Installation. While earning his degree, Steve received hands-on training in solar module installation, electrical wiring methods, balance-of-system components, and battery systems. Steve also received classroom instruction focused on PV design topics including site assessment and shading analysis, electrical load analysis, inverter selection, array and string sizing, battery bank calculations, and conductor selection and calculations.


Vulcan Solar Power is a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Insaller

Steve is one of only five solar installation professionals in Alabama, and the only one in the greater Birmingham area, certified as a PV Installation Professional by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). NABCEP is a nonprofit professional certification board and credentialing organization dedicated to upholding professional standards for the renewable energy industry. NABCEP promotes consumer confidence and quality assurance in the solar industry by guaranteeing that Certified PV Installation Professionals meet extensive education and experience requirements, have passed a rigorous competency exam, and abide by a strict code of ethics. Choosing a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional will ensure that your solar energy system meets the highest industry standards for installation, performance, and safety.