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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:

Free government research: spreadsheet model of solar power operations and maintenance costs

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | July 14, 2020

When there is a gold rush, consider selling shovels if the panning isn’t your thing. Solar projects  are lasting longer. Things still go wrong though, and solar inverter replacements alone are worth ten figures globally. This reality has pushed us to adapt and manage – and soon enough we’ll be stringing tens of billions of…

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Massachusetts seeking 100% clean energy, Attorney General pushing natural gas investigation

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | July 10, 2020

Massachusetts is broadly pushing forward in efforts to clean its energy sources. In 2008, the state set a goal to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. Last year, this value was pushed to net zero emissions by 2050. In 2017, the Clean Energy Standard dictated 80% clean electricity by 2050. Now, a new crescendo is…

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How we fail at solar power generation projections

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | July 6, 2020

Projected lives of solar power plants are 50% longer than a decade ago. This is because we test our solar panels aggressively, and laser focus on facility failures once we build them. This has led some to highly rate the safety of solar power investments. However, we’re not perfect. In 2019, an analysis of 1.2…

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Residential Solar Finance – a review of 2019’s $1.35 billion in ‘ABS 144A’ transactions, and this year’s $870 million

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | July 1, 2020

Last year (2019) saw a record volume of residential solar installed in the USA: 2.8 GW, and the mostly pre-COVID first quarter of 2020 at ~800 MW was the best Q1 by a long shot. With homeowners wanting greater residential resilience, and residential pricing down a bit, the long-term pace of growth is expected to…

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