All of Solar Impact’s systems are designed by a licensed professional engineer.
There are only 37 NABCEP certified solar contractors in the State of Florida. Of these, only a handful are licensed, professional engineers. Of that handful, Solar Impact’s Barry Jacobson is the only one with a Ph.D. in Engineering.
Solar Impact’s installation team brings more than 55 years of construction experience with special emphasis in roofing, electrical and solar photovoltaic.
Our installation team is led by our project manager, Richie Wilhoit. Richie is a 10-year army veteran with a Master's Degree from UF in Building Construction. Dave Peebles, our in-house electrician, has personally led the electrical installation of over 50% of the solar electric systems installed in the Gainesville area.
We carry all of the necessary insurance with one very important additional coverage.
Because every one of our systems is designed by a licensed Professional Engineer, each system carries a $1 million Errors and Omissions policy to cover the remote possibility of any error or flaw in the system design.
The largest solar energy company in North Central Florida.
Solar Impact is also Top Ten in Florida.
Our customer list is a "Who's Who" of local area business and civic leaders.
Solar Impact clients include: The US Air Force (Tyndall Base), The University of Florida (multiple projects), Santa Fe College, Gainesville Regional Airport, The Department of Veteran's Affairs (Bay Pines), McGurn Management Company (multiple projects, including the largest solar installation in Ocala), Central Florida Electric Coop, Mike Warren/AMJ, Inc., The Florida Museum of Natural History, Alachua County Libraries (multiple projects), The Alachua County School District (multiple projects), Gleim Publications, Oaks Veterinary Clinic, Millhopper Montessori School, Avera & Smith Law Firm, Dell Graham Law Firm, Pinnacle Point Apartments, NanoSonic, Gainesville Job Corps, and more than 150 residential clients.
Solar Impact is a local solar company with local roots.
Company founders are long-time Gainesville residents, and both are Ph.D. graduates (Engineering and Economics).
We plant trees for every home and business that goes solar.
For every home that goes solar with us, we plant 500 trees in Alachua County. For businesses that make the switch to solar, we plant 1000 trees. Trees are one-year-old long leaf pines, grown in North Central Florida, and planted in the Little Orange Creek Preserve in Hawthorne Florida by the Alachua Conservation Trust.