PPC Solar Timeline

The History of PPC Solar

PPC Solar: Our Story

In the solar industry for 37 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
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™ NABCEP Certified Technical Sales Professional™ EE98J 355752 CO ME.0005487 CO JW.0013962
Charlie McGarity
NABCEP Technical Solar Sales Consultant
NABCEP Certified Technical Sales Professional™ Fluent in Spanish.
Marti MacDonald
Administration & Operations
Marti is the backbone of the company.
Larry England
Solar Sales Consultant
Andy O'Reilly
Operations & Maintenance
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™ EE98J 371593 Installing solar since 2008.
Eric Ottosen
Commercial Journeyman Electrician
EE98J 388723 Installing solar since 2011.
Miguel Bertorelli
Journeyman Electrician
ER1J 392945 NABCEP Certified Associate™ Fluent in Spanish.
Preston Bastardo
Solar Technician Apprentice
NABCEP Certified Associate™
Matt Duran
Solar Technician
Installing solar since 2013.
Nathan Hedrich
Solar Technician Apprentice
Our newest team member and recent graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Energy Engineering.