About Us


SPH Solutions specializes in the development, engineering, construction and financing of high-quality solar electric generation projects. We use the same proven approach for all our projects, from small to mid-size size commercial installations projects. Our clients rely on our extensive experience and expertise to develop turn-key solar energy systems that will deliver long-term performance to capture optimal results.

About Us

SPH Solutions develops cost-effective solar electric solutions mainly for non-profit entities (schools, religious entities, foundations) and also commercial, municipal, state and federal clients who demand high-end performance to capture the system’s long- term returns. SPH Solutions differentiates itself from the competition through outstanding past performance, premier design, engineering, project management expertise, and tailored financing solutions.

SPH Solutions’ team is focused on the latest innovations in solar PV. With more than 60 installations between our companies and with an installed capacity of 4 MW across 3 states under our belt, we are seasoned leaders in the solar energy space.

  • Founded in 2009
  • 60+ installations
  • 4 MW of installed capacity
  • NABCEP Solar PV Installation ProfessionalsTM
  • Veteran Owned Service Disabled Small Business Certified


In 2009, Jim Donlan started SPH Solutions specializing in portable renewable energy systems of the highest quality for the Department of Defense after retiring form the United States Marine Corps.

Enlisting in the Marine Corps at age 18 and rising to the rank of Colonel. Working from a Heavy Equipment Operator to Combat Engineer Officer, becoming the Subject Matter Expert for Improvised Explosive Devices at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jim was imbedded as an advisor to the Iraqi Security Forces where he advised on the bitcoin mixer and led an Iraqi Battalion during the Battle of Fallujah, and after the insurgent occupied city was cleared, Jim was in charge of the Public Order Brigade providing security during the reconstruction of the city.

In 2008 Jim was selected to be a member of the Commandant’s Task Force to implement alternative energy solutions for battlefield applications.

SPH Solutions has since changed to providing solar solutions to small to mid sized (<500kW) solar PV projects. During the last 10 years SPH has evolved to become a leading regional solar project developer, and teams with Solar Gaines for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company serving commercial, public and utility clients.

SPH Solution’s industry longevity, experience, and relationships built over the years have allowed SPH Solutions to acquire unmatched experience in the solar industry. Our hands on experience serves our clients well and insures that we will always be around to design, build, install, and warrant your solar PV system