We started in 2010, three Florida Tech engineering graduates with the crazy idea that solar was going to change the energy marketplace. We've seen the market evolve and grow and have been lucky to be a part of successful and exciting projects. Our management team has more than 40 years and hundreds of megawatts of industry experience.
We believe that solar and energy storage technologies will naturally become the leading primary energy source for mankind. Cost-effective, sustainable energy solutions will continue to change the fundamentals of the US energy marketplace.
We started in Florida and many of us still call it our home but we have expanded to performing services across the United States in all electric markets.
Mr. Scrivener began his work in solar as an undergraduate research assistant at Florida Solar Energy Center in the 1990's while attending Florida Institute of Technology. After graduation, James worked with US Space Program in various roles including technology transfer, energy and infrastructure projects. He is considered an expert in re
Mr. Scrivener began his work in solar as an undergraduate research assistant at Florida Solar Energy Center in the 1990's while attending Florida Institute of Technology. After graduation, James worked with US Space Program in various roles including technology transfer, energy and infrastructure projects. He is considered an expert in renewable energy and has vast experience in the project management space.
Eric has twelve years' experience in solar development combining skills in landscape design, construction and project management. With a keen eye for project siting and project environmental and civil requirements. Eric works closely with landowners and our engineers to integrate successful projects and produce win-win results.
Shane is a citizen soldier and National Solar is lucky enough to have him as our CFO. He's a real stud and reminds the rest of us that we don't work hard enough or long enough and don't deserve what we get in return.
Tom is madman. MBA holding, USAF Veteran, he can do things most men half his age would never even try. Tom lives in Southern California but we love him anyway. He is an expert in real estate and finance, a handsome devil.
John has an extensive background in construction management, having managed some of the largest and most complex projects in the US. He has extensive experience with solar integration in complex and diverse project settings.
An early inspiration among the Founders of National Solar was Dr. David Block who was the Director of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) on the Cocoa campus of the University of Central Florida. Dr. Block was a strong believer and advocate for solar technology. In 1992, he composed a research study for the State of Florida describing the cost of electricity to Florida taxpayers in health and environmental costs. In other words, he measured the damage caused by emissions from fossil fuel power plants in the State of Florida. He calculated the cost to Florida taxpayers of $20 per MWH or 2 cents per kilowatt hour in health and environmental damage. In 2022 dollars, this number would be $44 or 4.4 cents per kilowatt hour. Dr. Block's analysis was based mostly on the toxic profile of coal, oil & gas emissions. while he acknowledged the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, his analytical focus was on the toxic profile and small particle pollution from the burning of coal and gas that cause most negative human health impacts.
It was estimated by Harvard Medical School that roughly 105,000 Americans die prematurely each year as a result of fossil fuel emissions from power plants and automobiles. Primary energy systems started burning coal (preventing deforestation) during the beginning of the industrial revolution. Since then, mankind has continued to be a hunter-gatherer in terms of energy. While the average American has ultra-technology at their fingertips with smart phones and the internet of things, in the energy sector, we are still drilling holes in the ground looking for fuel to burn like cavemen. Modern energy networks will provide sustainable energy security, we have the technology!