Solar Impact is proud to be made up of some of the most talented experts in solar power in Florida. Our team is skilled in the design and installation of solar electric systems.
Barry Jacobson, President of Solar Impact
Barry Jacobson
President

Barry has over 15-year designing and installing solar equipment. He has a PhD in Biological and Agricultural Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is experienced in working with construction, electrical, and plumbing, in general, and solar power systems in particular.

Jim Bakhaus, CEO Solar Impact Headshot
Jim Bakhaus
CEO

Jim Bakhaus is CEO of Solar Impact. He is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, and a licensed electrician. He has recently joined our team after serving as the Director of Residential Operations for the largest solar installer in Colorado. Jim has close to 20 years of residential and commercial construction experience.

Richie Wilhoit | Solar Impact
Richie Wilhoit
Project Manager

Richie leads our installation team. He has a Masters of Science in Building Construction Management from the University of Florida. As a former US Army Captain and two-time combat veteran, Richie brings nearly 10 years of military planning and leadership experience to our team, ensuring that our jobs are completed on time and within budget.

Brian Leverette, Superintendent of Solar Impact
Brian Leverette
Superintendent

Our Superintendent, Brian Leverette, is also a two-time combat veteran, and brings 4 years of military experience, 3 years of low-voltage electrical expereience, and over 5 years of roofing expereience to the team.

Craig Shazer, Solar Technician for Solar Impact
Craig Shazer
Solar Technician

Our solar technician, Craig Shazer, grew up doing construction. He has over 25 years of construction experience, which includes over 3 years of solar and 14 years of roofing experience.

Haydn Brasher - Solar Consultant | Solar Impact
Haydn Brasher
Solar Consultant

A Gainesville native, Haydn attended the University of Florida and completed the Sustainability and the Built Environment program. With a completed thesis on solar return on investment factors in the Florida market, Haydn has been very passionate about educating people on the benefits of solar since the beginning.

Bryan Jake-Schoffman headshot, Solar Consultant, Solar Impact
Bryan Jake-Schoffman
Solar Consultant

Bryan is a NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional and holds a BSc in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. He has recently joined our team after working in several areas of the solar industry including equipment distribution, utility scale construction, and sales. Bryan has also studied renewable energy production in Austria, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, and Australia.

Michel Conyac headshot, Solar Consultant, Solar Impact
Michel Conyac
Solar Consultant

Michel Conyac is a Solar Consultant who specializes in commercial sales.
He has over 18 years of combined sales experience in medical and solar sales.
Michel is also a former Naval Flight Officer, and has completed operational P-3C Orion deployments with VP-24 and VP-5.