PPC Solar Timeline

The History of PPC Solar

PPC Solar: Our Story

In the solar industry for 39 years and family owned & operated since inception. 


Our History

Our story of solar installation begins nearly four decades ago, as Paradise Power Company, in 1979. Michael (Micha) Weinman, an electrical engineer, began using solar for off-grid sustainable living for his family at the Lama Foundation in Taos County, New Mexico.  He went on to install a solar electric system for KTAOS, the world’s first solar powered radio station, and work with Earthship Biotecture to create off-grid systems for the Taos Earthship Community.

Years later, the company is now in the hands of Daniel Weinman, Michael’s son. As technology has progressed, so has Daniel’s vision for Paradise Power, thus PPC (Paradise Power Company) Solar was born. Believing in the technology and drawing off of years of experience, PPC Solar continues to provide high quality off-grid and grid-tie photovoltaic systems for homeowners, businesses, schools, and utility clients.

PPC Solar

Our team delivers.

Daniel Weinman
CEO & President and Off-Grid Guru
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™ NABCEP Certified Technical Sales Professional™ EE98J 355752 CO ME.0005487 CO JW.0013962
Marti MacDonald
Administration & Operations
Marti is the backbone of the company.
Charlie McGarity
NABCEP Technical Solar Sales Consultant
NABCEP Certified Technical Sales Professional™ Fluent in Spanish.
Gary Gunthorpe
Business Development
Solar consultant with a focus on government entities and schools.
David Bates
Project Coordinator
Andy O'Reilly
Operations & Maintenance and Off-Grid Expert
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™ EE98J 371593 Installing solar since 2008.
Nathan Hedrich
Procurement & Operations

NABCEP Certified Associate™

Eric Ottosen
Commercial Journeyman Electrician and Off-Grid Expert
EE98J 388723 Installing solar since 2011.
Miguel Bertorelli
Journeyman Electrician and Off-Grid Specialist
ER1J 392945 NABCEP Certified Associate™ Fluent in Spanish.
Preston Bastardo
Solar Technician Apprentice
NABCEP Certified Associate™
Matthew Duran
Commercial Journeyman Electrician
Installing solar since 2013.
Gray Mercer
Commercial Journeyman Electrician

NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™