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Solar & Renewable Energy Consultant


125 per hour - Virtual OK - Posted May 18, 2016

My business is a mix of services as well as offering hardware and making recommendations.
I typically meet a lot of prospective customers over the phone or virtual in order to gage their needs and answer their questions on going solar or adding renewables to their lives. There is a lot of technical jargon and a very complicated electric company industry to navigate and how everything connects and works together and of course a lot of mis-information out there. Some States are pro solar and renewables and other are not and I consult with those people with or without solar incentives and rebates. There are also questions on if you should lease a solar power system or buy a system outright and keep all the rebates and incentives (if any) that we can help with. Most of our consulting focuses on helping technically or mechanically inclined customers do their own installations with our guidance. A large chink of the purchasing and installing of a system is the installation and the hardware mounting. The solar and inverter hardware has dropped in price in the last few years.

- Renewable energy education
- Solar consulting (DIY installs) and sales, installations
- Energy efficiency Recommendations
- Wind energy Systems
- Grid Tied and battery backup or Off Grid applications (Example: Tesla Powerwall and others)
- Mobile solar systems, emergency power systems
- Rain water capture and purification
- Sustainable and permaculture living
- Other projects outside the box...

We start charging when the customer wants a proposal and detailed project plan and hardware list and calculations. We also give a rough outline and digram of system layout once we have enough info to get started. It is very time consuming to do the calculations required and get current pricing for hardware for quotes.

Training & Qualifications

I am an Entrepreneur and have a background in the Tech Sector (See LinkedIn Profile) as well as Real Estate investing and management. I use my consulting background in IT to help individuals and companies educate themselves on solar and renewables for their needs as well as offer services and hardware systems to get them there.

Availability & Preferences

I am typically available from 9am to 6pm seven days a week Central Time. Sometime I am traveling or handling Real Estate projects so scheduling a time to talk for a n hour or so is advisable. I am an hour N of San Antonio TX if you want to meet local as well.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!


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About John P Matznick

Background.. John P Matznick has a 20 + years history of professional and technical managerial positions in the Telecoms and Information Technology industry. I also have an extensive background in cl...ient server technology consulting, systems implementation and network architecture. I have worked in multi national environments and companies in countries such as Japan and the United Kingdom. Why I'm here... I would like to make contact with like minded individuals to leverage technology and sustainability for their particular project or problem they are trying to solve as well as find or share resources to make those projects happen. Green builders and Architectural firms are welcome to contact me. Current News... I have been focused on managing our real estate and tenant base in TX and CA the past 12 years and continue to build and manage our portfolio. We are liquidating assets in CA and N Houston to focus on Austin TX. A recent purchase in Rhode Island will put us on the East coast during the Summer months. I am always looking for sustainable projects to be apart of either in TX or RI either as sweat equity or payed projects. I am also building up my solar consulting business and already have well over 50,000 Watts of solar installed and well over 75,000 Watts sold since 2014. More to come.... Specialties: Sustainable Building Practices & Living • Renewable Solar PV & Wind Tech • Solar PV System Design & Installation • Energy Storage • Smart Grid • Energy Conservation Strategies • Rainwater Harvesting • Natural Building • Permaculture Design • Grey Water Management • Mobile Broadband Satellite Internet • IT/Telecom Management • Creative Technology Integrator • Voice & Data Convergence • Systems Development Support • Technical Project Management • Contact Centre Technology • RAD Management • CRM, IVR • Unified Communications • PDA & PDA Phone Technologies • Apple & Windows Integration • Voice & Video Over IP • SIP • WiFishow more

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