Solar Impact is proud to be made up of some of Florida's most talented solar power experts.

Our team is skilled in the design and installation of solar electric systems.

Barry Jacobson, President of Solar Impact
Barry Jacobson
Co-Founder & President

Barry founded Solar Impact with his wife, Elaine, in 2007. He has more than 15 years of experience in designing and installing solar equipment. He has a Ph.D. in Engineering and is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer and Solar Contractor. He holds an energy professional certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. Barry is experienced in designing and installing solar electric and hot water systems. He has been the subject matter expert on solar for numerous studies and projects. He frequently gives presentations on solar to professionals, students, and general interest groups.

Richie Wilhoit | Solar Impact
Richie Wilhoit
Managing Member & Design, Permitting and Procurement Manager

Richie leads our design 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, Residential Project Manager of Solar Impact
Brian Leverette
Co-Owner, Residential Project Manager

Our Project Manager, Brian Leverette, is also a two-time combat veteran and brings four years of military experience, many years of low-voltage electrical experience, and more than five years of roofing experience to the team. He has been with the Solar Impact team for more than seven years. 

Haydn Brasher - Solar Consultant | Solar Impact
Haydn Brasher
Co-Owner, Residential 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.

Shawn Reynolds in front of greenery
Shawn Reynolds
Co-Owner, Commercial Construction Manager and Service Manager

Shawn is a Master Electrician candidate and our Commercial Construction and Project Manager. Shawn brings more than 10 years of construction and electrical experience to the Solar Impact team. He joined Solar Impact as a co-owner in 2019. He has installed more than 3 megawatts of solar throughout the state of Florida. He is an instructor at the Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Shawn was named 2021 Top Solar Installer by Solar Power World.

Alex Lucas Flinchum
Co-Owner, Sales and Marketing Director

Alex leads our sales and marketing team. A graduate of the University of Florida, she comes to Solar Impact with a diverse background in agriculture, corporate, and regulatory communications. Alex is very passionate about connecting with people and finding a solar solution that benefits our customers and our community. In her free time, Alex enjoys traveling, spending time on her family's cattle ranch.

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