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Big money wants to invest itself in a place where the return on investment makes sense. For decades – it has been oil. And oil making many people good money has helped oil hold onto its place in the world – even with the drawbacks. Today’s oil pricing is leading toward large shifts of capital – and this capital is moving toward renewables. There will be trillions invested in building out the renewable infrastructure the world needs.


By John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.

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