Patrick A. Weller is a Jamaican American senior energy professional, energy and environmental program developer, and the chairman and CEO of Sol Power Energy, Inc and Sol Power Midwest LLC. He is considered one of the most successful developers in the California energy market. SOL POWER offers a professional service for small and medium-sized owners that desire to mitigate the technical, financial, operational, and security risks typically associated with the implementation of conservation and renewable energy programs.
"Our precedent standard of care and process are based upon the historic monetization of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds as investment capital for California local governments." - SOL POWER president Patrick A. Weller.[>
Patrick has the distinction of delivering a shovel-ready infrastructure project for the City of Grover Beach, where his strategic planning and engineering was advanced enough to immediately receive stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for shovel ready construction.
He authored the Smart Modernization and Retrofit Technology Solutions (SMARTS) Program recognized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This historic monetization of ARRA investment capital was achieved by using an ironclad investment grade audit and a standard of care that withstood the “test of scrutiny” of the federal, state, local government and Investor Owned Utilities.
The California cities of Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Duarte, Hawaiian Gardens, Bell Gardens, and the City of Carson City, NV approved the award-winning program to implement cost-effective, self-funding programs to modernize their public facilities. The SMARTS program delivered the following fiscal and environmental benefits:
- $3,244,348 in long-term financing during the Great Recession with no private investment capital available (EECBG Funds: $2,882,399 and PG&E and SCE Rebates & Incentives: $111,949)
- Access to short-term availability 1% ARRA loans. Due to “shovel-readiness” described in the ARRA investment Grade Audit, the City of Grover Beach secured $444,951 of the $24,989,382 short-term availability loans.
- Green Jobs Created: 50
- Environmental Impact: Trees Planted – 21,961; Homes Powered – 77; Metric Tons of CO2 Reductions – 837; Cars Removed – 55 Total Annual Savings: $205,364
Patrick spent over 25 years of his career, as a highly visible, core team member, managing activities and strategy to meet an organization’s strategic and annual new business goals to market comprehensive energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy programs. He has a particular interest in blockchain and artificial intelligence enabled microgrid technology solutions that utilize renewable power sources.