Patrick A. Weller, the Executive Director of the General Order of the Divine Sol, Inc. (NFP) is a U.S. Green Building Council, LEED AP and the chairman and CEO of Sol Power Energy, Inc., a California clean energy services company (ESCO) formed in 2015.
A graduate of Rockford Lutheran H.S., he is a dedicated, professional, and highly experienced electrical engineer from CCNY who has been in the clean energy field for nearly 30 years as a C-level executive in active U.S energy markets. Mr. Weller holds certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council, the NYU Real Estate Institute, Building Owners and Managers Institute, the Association of Energy Engineers and many others.
Mr. Weller has the distinction of delivering a shovel-ready infrastructure project for the City of Grover Beach, where his strategic planning and engineering were advanced enough to immediately receive first-round stimulus funding for immediate construction projects. Mr. Weller’s standard of care has withstood the “test of scrutiny” of the federal, state, and local governments, California Investor-Owned Utilities, and respective third-party auditors.
He authored and implemented the Smart Modernization and Technology Solutions (SMARTS) program for California local governments seeking a risk-free, cost-effective means to monetize the historic American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) grant funds.
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 self-funding programs to modernize their public facilities.
About Sol Power Energy, Inc.
Sol Power Energy, Inc. is a successful producer in the California energy market offering a host of professional, construction, and consulting services. The clean energy company 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.
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GENERAL ORDER OF THE DIVINE SOL INC NFP
Value creation for a life purpose fulfillment.
Rockford Lutheran H.S. Graduate
Rockford Lutheran H.S. is a private school in Rockford, Illinois. Established 1964.
Rockefeller Group Inc. Internship
Mentors: L.L. Marlentes, president of Rockefeller Group International; Michael McCambridge, SVP Operations, Alan Hantman, VP Architecture Planning & Construction; Bob White, VP Tenant Support Engineering; John Papp, VP Project Engineering; and CFO Steve Carrol.
New York University, Electrical Systems Design Certification
Study of electrical principles and their application to electrical equipment, circuits, and systems used in commercial and residential buildings. Topics include elements of DC and AC circuits and calculations, power, power factor, instruments, and three-phase systems. NYU Certification
U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Accredited Professional (LEED AP) provides knowledge about green building and a specific LEED rating system for individuals who are actively working on green building and LEED projects. LEED AP Certification
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) signed into law
February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law. The primary objective of this federal statute was to save existing jobs and create new clean energy jobs. .
Presented Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy to 77 CCCA member cities
On Jul. 30, 2009, Patrick A. Weller, presented the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy to 77 member cities of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) and multiple cities throughout California. The object was to determine the needs of small cities and counties and their anticipated use of EECBG grant award funds..
Patrick A. Weller authors SMARTS Program
Based on the needs assessment, Mr. Weller authored the Smart Modernization And Retrofit Technology Solutions (SMARTS) program for California local governments seeking a risk-free, cost-effective means to monetize the historic ARRA grant funds.
ARRA Local Government Shovel-ready Infrastructure Project, City of Grover Beach SMARTS Program
On April 6, 2010, the City of Grover approved the SMARTS program to obtain $516,000 in grants and low interest loans from the California State Energy Commission to complete a series of energy saving improvements to City facilities.
Mr. Weller has the distinction of delivering a shovel-ready infrastructure project for the City of Grover Beach, where his strategic planning and engineering were advanced enough to immediately receive first-round stimulus funding for immediate construction projects. Only 25 municipalities achieved this designation of the 450+ combined cities and counties.
ARRA Local Government Infrastructure Project, SMARTS Programs
The California cities of Arroyo Grande, Hawaiian Gardens, Bell Gardens, and the City of Carson City, NV approved the award-winning program to implement self-funding programs to modernize their public facilities. The SMARTS program and Mr. Weller’s standard of care withstood the “test of scrutiny” of the federal, state, and local governments, California Investor-Owned Utilities, and their respective third-party auditors
In April 2015, Mr. Weller created sustainableSMARTS, Inc. to provide the Clean Energy Investments and Standards (CEIS) program as a skill-gap training and a career path for energy entrepreneurs and career professionals. The program helped fill the void between the Utility’s Energy Center programs and certificate and degree programs at community colleges and universities..
sustainableSMARTS Re-entry Clean Energy Job Training
sustainableSMARTS developed sales, efficiency, and renewable energy training programs that helped prepare men and women for entry into various "green collar" trades for Green Tech Education Recidivism programs: Green Construction Training Program For Ex-Offenders (Solano County), Leaders In Community Alternatives, Inc. (LCA) program, ECMC Green Building Pre-Apprentice Development program, and Solano County Community Recidivism Reduction Grant award.
Sol Power Energy, LLC formed
Mr. Weller launches Sol Power Energy, LLC. and trains a highly effective team of Senior Energy Professionals for Solar PV sales.
GENERAL ORDER OF THE DIVINE SOL INC NFP
In December 2022, Patrick A. Weller, LEED AP, president and chairman of the board, GENERAL ORDER OF THE DIVINE SOL INC NFP founded the charitable organization in response to the needs of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) training requirements.
ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training, Certification Pending
The DIVINE SOL Clean Job Training Program provides energy efficiency and renewable energy curriculum that provides stakeholders with direct access to the core values, principles and priorities required to commercialize the clean energy economy throughout the State of Illinois.
Solstice Ambassador MOU
DIVINE SOL and Solstice have created an ambassador program based in the City of Rockford that pays individuals whose actions lead to other individuals subscribing to a community solar project. Rockford Ambassadors will receive Free Clean Jobs Training and have the opportunity to participate in advance energy efficiency and renewable energy curriculum.
Rockford Clean Jobs Collaboration Agreement, Get Connected 815
DIVINE SOL and Get Connected 815 have agreed to create a Rockford Clean Jobs Collaboration: As a standardized curriculum, our collective Clean Jobs Training Programs provide fast-track, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and re-entry, navigator, and employment placement programs and services for Illinois’ returning residents, equity-eligible community members, and marginalized communities.