Patrick A. Weller serves as the President and CEO of SOL POWER ENERGY, INC., a California corporation, and SOL POWER MIDWEST, LLC, located in Rockford, IL. SOL POWER MIDWEST, LLC is an approved vendor for distributed generation installation, certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission (#2162).

Additionally, SOL POWER MIDWEST is certified as an equity-eligible contractor actively participating in the Illinois Shines program, leveraging almost three decades of experience as a C-level executive in the dynamic US energy markets. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York, along with certifications from the US Green Building Council and the NYU Real Estate Institute.

Mr. Weller is a successful producer in active US energy markets and has provided a broad range of energy and environment solutions, including designs and implementation of energy savings projects, retrofitting, energy conservation, energy infrastructure outsourcing, power generation, energy supply, and risk management.

He authored and implemented the Smart Modernization and Technology Solutions (SMARTS) program, which was approved by several California cities to modernize their public facilities using the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act award funds. Mr. Weller has also delivered a shovel-ready infrastructure project for the City of Grover Beach, which received first-round stimulus funding for immediate construction projects.



General Order of Divine Sol Inc. NFP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in Rockford committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our DIVINE SOL Clean Jobs Training Program provides accredited training for workforce development in specialty contractor trades, power line work, and renewable energy technologies.

This initiative eliminates market barriers and project delivery gaps in the clean energy economy, offering property managers, owners, investors, and community leaders direct access to our core values. Our curriculum empowers participants to implement efficient and renewable energy projects, enhancing the quality of life in Rockford.

The assessment program evaluates craft professionals' journey-level knowledge and skills, allowing employers to confirm their understanding and identify areas for improvement. Craft professionals can earn certifications and potential pay rate increases through standardized assessments. To bridge the skills gap, we integrate hands-on equipment training into our curriculum with simulation-based instruction.

Our recently secured 7,000-square-foot training facility in Rockford aims to provide hands-on training opportunities, boosting job opportunities in traditional crafts, power line work, and renewable energy sectors, strengthening Illinois' workforce and reducing crime rates.

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Patrick A. Weller, LEED AP


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