World's Largest Alternative Fuels Consulting Group Forms Alliance with Solar Group

Lee Enterprises Consulting Group Adds Solar Experts as Newest Alliance

Lee Enterprises Consulting Group is pleased to announce the addition of California based solar experts, Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants, as its newest strategic alliance. According to CEO, Wayne Lee, the addition of the solar expert team is the first step in a series of expansions announced earlier this year. Lee notes that many in his group already have significant presences in multiple alternative and renewable fuels sectors and that the group continues to see an increasing number of inquiries from projects that involve multiple sectors. Lee says that the group's goal is to be a single source for all matters related to alternative or renewable fuels.

Lee Enterprises Consulting already has the largest presence in alternative fuels, a factor that Lee says is purely a byproduct of the group's vision. "Certainly there is great comfort in knowing that we have such a broad talent pool to call upon" he explains, "but our primary consideration has always making certain that we have the top people in their industries," He says that Parkins' credentials and reputation made the group a perfect match for the solar component.

Bob Parkins, President of the solar company, has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and over 40 years of experience as an engineer, 20 years of which have been in the solar industry. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California, a Certified Energy Manager, C-46 Contractor (CA) and a solar energy instructor. He serves on the Board of Directors for many solar groups and has extensive experience as a project manager and supervisor in building design and construction with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Western Area Power Administration, and in the private sector. Parkins has also served as a PV technical consultant to the U. S. Department of Energy and Federal Energy Management Program and has guided numerous projects worldwide - from very large utility programs in the U.S., India, South Africa, Mexico, and Chile, to smaller village level projects in the third world countries.

Parkins' echoes Lee's feelings as to the affiliation. "Lee Enterprises Consulting is certainly in a class of its own when it comes to alternative and renewable fuels," says Parkins. "They have a very complete group with experts in almost every area, and we are honored to have been selected as their solar component."

Lee and Parkins are also both adamant about the future of alternative and renewable fuels' vital importance in the economic, environmental and security future of the U.S. and the world, and they agree that solar power will continue to be a major component of that future. "It has noted that if we could harness just a one-hundredth of a percent of the sun's energy, we could power everything in the entire world," Lee says. "The future of solar seems pretty obvious."

ABOUT BOB PARKINS RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANTS: Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants was founded and operated by highly experienced, Professional Engineer, Bob Parkins. The company has a proven track record in developing complex photovoltaic projects going back twenty years. The company provides solar energy expertise in both public and private sectors, and can assist clients with bid solicitation, project management, engineering and design, technology evaluations, feasibility studies and many other services within the solar industry.