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Get support and guidance from an independent solar energy consultant--

 your trusted partner in solar development projects from start to finish.

Hi, I'm John Weaver, your commercial solar energy consultant. When you work with me, you get 15 years of  financial, engineering, and construction experience to guide you through your project-- from concept, to paperwork, to digging the dirt and throwing that final switch.

Call me for a 15-minute consultation, and we'll determine if we are the right fit. You can also contact me here.

What I'll do for your solar project:

Provide a financial analysis, including electricity production, revenue stream projections, tax consequences, and operations and maintenance costs.

Deliver a complete cost breakdown of components, labor, and services. This includes: comparisons with national data and profit margins.

Design the layout of a complete solar system, defining a bill of materials.

Handle the paperwork that drives federal incentives, the local power company, permits and state level requirements.

Act as your Project Developer and guide you through professional scrutiny – with electrical and structural engineers, CPAs and bankers, permitting and hiring contractors.

What customers say:

Everyone knows the environmental benefits of going green, but John taught us the financial benefits of a commercial solar installation. We’re combining solar power, batteries, and car chargers. It’s a complex project, with multiple moving parts. John said his advice was more peace of mind than anything else, and in the end he was right.

Yorba Linda,
California business owner, System – 57kW Solar plus 20/40kWh Energy Storage

I feel like the decision we made – reaching out to John after reading about him online – was the right decision. We’re expecting to earn six figures in the first year, and for twenty years from our roof, because of solar power.

Seamus Woods
Business Owner, Secure Storage, Brewster

If you’re considering solar power I highly recommend consulting with John Weaver. His knowledge and expertise are invaluable.

Kelly Mac
Interior Plantscape Designer, Kelly Mac Interiorscapes

Going green CAN save green, but it’s a minefield that we need people like John to help us navigate. I can’t thank him enough for thinking this through with me.

James Hammons Jr.
home owner, Texas

John’s deep Solar Market knowledge, developer insight, and most importantly his cost-saving and cost-effective consulting, has helped us tremendously in framing our understanding of a company we are charged with vetting for Investment.  I highly recommend commercial companies to engage John as an intelligent and cost-effective protective-measure when vetting commercial and utility-scale solar proposals and projects. 

Matthew Handley
Principal Analyst , Handley & Co.

Commercial Solar Guy News:

Tesla battery day, transmission, Array Solar, Maine has cheap solar, China going emissions free, +++- New roundup podcast #13

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 6, 2020

The Clean Power Hour is a weekly clean energy headline review and commentary podcast run by Tim Montague, and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. Here’s a summary of the topics covered and a link to the podcast below. The topics covered in Episode #13 are: Tesla’s battery day. Here’s the slide…

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If you build transmission, the solar plus storage will comission

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 5, 2020

NV Energy, an electric utility in Nevada, is seeking to build three solar plus energy storage power plants. The solar power plants, in total, are 478 MWac/~600 MWdc – with the energy storage being 338 MW/1.35 GWh. Roughly speaking, a 600 MWdc solar plant will cost about $540 million to build at around or under…

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“Waze” for the power grid could help unlock 500 GW of renewables projects

By William Driscoll | September 28, 2020

via SaveTheClimate U.S. utilities could use three technologies to increase the utilization of transmission lines, enabling 500 GW of renewables projects to win interconnection approval, say industry experts Jigar Shah and Rob Gramlich, in an op-ed published by Utility Dive. These three transmission technologies – advanced power flow control, dynamic line ratings, and advanced topology – have…

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Hands on with a solar power operating and maintenance financial and labor model

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | September 16, 2020

Recently, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published a research paper modeling operations and maintenance costs at solar power plants. Embedded in the PDF presentation of that research paper is the spreadsheet model developed on the back of the equations created in the operations and maintenance (O&M) modeling. These equations, and the assumptions that built…

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