We have a commitment to agricultural solar development

In fact, our company has a deep history providing the agricultural industry with solar energy systems that are custom built to suit the individual needs of our customers. From our first agricultural solar installation at a central coast olive orchard to a 2.3MW agricultural pv system powering large irrigation pumps for stone fruit, we’ve shown that our commitment to our customers’ success 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 must make financial sense as well. That is why we customize your solar energy system utilizing the best components at the best possible prices. We provide you with financial documents including ROI, RRR, IRR cash flow analysis and many other financial models to aid your company in making an educated and informed decision. We believe that fiscal responsibility should be a key component in all decision making.

Solar is Our Specialty

Our commitment to quality, integrity, and dependability has allowed Premier Renewables to provide cost effective solar energy systems to commercial and agricultural businesses, non-profit organizations, and government entities. Our specialties within the agricultural solar power industry include cold storages, packing sheds, irrigation pumps and many more agricultural applications. If your entity is considering having a solar energy system installed or would simply like more information please don’t hesitate to contact 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 the 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 5 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 – photovoltaic design and engineering companies which 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, from his 13 years of experience in the solar energy industry Joel Weiss brings a broad background to the company, 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.

Prior to the solar industry Mr. Weiss was a Senior Project Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, 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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