We Have a Dedication to Agricultural Solar Technology & Development

In fact, Premier Renewables has a long history of providing the local agricultural industry with custom solar energy systems, solar water pumps, and more that suit the individual needs of California farms and dairies. From our first agricultural solar panel installation at a Central Coast olive orchard to a 2.3MW agricultural PV system powering large irrigation pumps for stone fruit, we’ve demonstrated over and over that our commitment to our customers’ success with solar power is paramount.

Fiscal Responsibility

Although solar energy is a green technology with many environmental benefits, at Premier Renewables, we understand that your solar energy system has to pay off financially as well. With more than a decade of experience building custom solar panels using the latest advancements in solar technology, we are able to create the best solar energy system possible for your operations — and at the best possible prices. Transparency and communication are at the heart of what we do, so you can bet that one of the first things we’ll do upon meeting for your consultation is provide you with invaluable financial resources, including ROI, RRR, IRR cash flow analysis, and more to help your company make an educated decision about investing in a custom solar power system. Fiscal responsibility should be a key component in all decision-making when it comes to commercial solar panel designs and installations, and our solar energy experts are here to help.

Solar is Our Specialty

At Premier Renewables, our commitment to solar PV system development goes far beyond that of other solar companies in Southern and Central California, as our unique solar panel designs, engineering techniques, and breadth of industry knowledge sets us apart from the rest. Our specific focus on solar energy for agricultural, industrial, governmental, nonprofit, and commercial entities also gives us an upper hand, as our team knows everything there is to know about large-scale solar farms, solar water pumps, and solar irrigation systems, as well as solar-powered packing sheds, cold storages, and more. If your California business or organization is considering having a solar power system installed or would simply like more information about our commercial solar panels, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!


Neil Lahey


Mr. Lahey is one of the founding partners of Premier Renewables, LLC and has been instrumental in the direction and growth of our California solar company. As COO, he oversees general operations as well as strategic planning.

With over 14 years of involvement in the renewable energy field, Mr. Lahey’s experience includes system engineering, design, finance, and installation. He served five years as CEO of Crown Renewable Energy (CRE), a solar module manufacturer located in San Luis Obispo, California. Prior to CRE, he was a founding partner in Deventec, Inc. and Solar Air, LLC — both local photovoltaic design and engineering companies that engineered and installed projects for the California Dept. of Transportation, the University of California school system, and various other large commercial solar applications.

Mr. Lahey has lectured for the Masters of Business Administration Program at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and has acted as a consultant for JA Solar holdings (NASDAQ: JASO) and The Jing Long Corporation (currently the largest photovoltaic cell and wafer manufacturer in the world). Mr. Lahey holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Cal Poly State University at San Luis Obispo, CA.

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Joel Weiss


As President of Premier Renewables, Joel Weiss brings a broad background to the company from his 13 years of experience in the solar energy industry, including expertise in photovoltaic system design, extensive financial analysis abilities, and a thorough understanding of the various financial incentives currently available. Mr. Weiss is also skilled at evaluating a customer’s recent electricity usage and future electricity needs, and from that, accurately determining the most cost-effective solar energy system for their unique needs.

Prior to the solar industry, Mr. Weiss was a Senior Project Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, and was responsible for developing and providing marketing materials to the worldwide Microsoft sales force. Before that, he was an Account Manager for ComputerLand Corporation at their headquarters in the San Francisco bay area, and Software Manager for Eagle Computer in Los Gatos, CA.

Joel Weiss graduated cum laude from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.

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Reuben Baril


Reuben Baril is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Reuben is also a licensed professional electrical engineer in the state of California.

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