Next Generation Energy Generation

advanced technology solar

Higher Efficiency

Utility-scale Solar Development

Operations & Maintenance



  • Higher yields, lower costs
  • Fast-tracked project delivery
  • Utility-scale site development
  • PhD-level technical leadership
  • Investment opportunities
  • University and utility partnerships
  • End-to-end project leadership
  • Life-cycle sustainment
  • Technology upgrades


  • Cost efficient Operations and Maintenance
  • Automated inspection and monitoring
  • Industry best practices
  • Predictive analysis
  • Remote operations
  • Real-time output monitoring
  • Thermal inspection by UAV
  • Targeted maintenance
  • Panel and inverter maintenance
  • Fast response time


  • Drone-based thermography
  • Fast, cost-efficient
  • Quick data analysis
  • Automated anomaly detection
  • Damage assessment
  • Tethered drone option for operations in restricted airspace
  • Low cost of operations
  • Reduced time on site
  • Actionable data, next day
  • Scheduled and ad-hoc inspections

About Us


AERO's design and innovation team has decades of experience in successfully engineering solutions that consistently out-perform legacy technology. AERO Solar provides engineering, procurement and construction.


University and industry partnerships ensure AERO's technology leads the industry in efficiency, return on investment, and sustainability.

Next Generation

Our roots are in solar power generation, robotics, and aerial technology. And like our parent company, AERO Solar invests in forward-innovation, while consistently providing the best end-to-end project development and support in the industry. 


Richard A. Nelson, CEO

Founded/built $300M company. Senior economist. Consultant to Department of Energy, and U.S. Congress. Senate expert witness on energy policy, Air Force veteran, licensed pilot. 

Joel Ratner, CTO

 AERO’s founder, licensed UAV pilot, aerial robotics technologist, engineering team leader, Over 20 years management and technical team lead on projects for U.S. Special Operations Command. 

Lead Scientist


Len Bryan, Engineering

Over 30 years avionics and embedded systems design and development experience, patented inventor of green energy technology, advanced computer and communications systems. 

Jeff Venegas, Project Manager

Utility-grade solar PV project experience, systems design specialist, development of 100MW sites for major utility developers. University-level instructor of Sustainable Energy Technologies.

Jay Castillo-Trentin, Operations

Program management, strategic logistics, and incident response. Advanced degrees in Quantitative Methods and Communications. Video and broadcast systems specialist.


Low Cost Energy

Solar Photovoltaics is now the least expensive way to generate commercial electricity. 

High Return on Investment

Lower development costs, higher output, exceptional support, long-term royalties, technology upgrades for increasing yields.

Long Lifetime

Real-time monitoring, predictive analysis, preventative maintenance, 25-year system lifespan, automated inspections.


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Contact Us


AERO Solar LLC - (844) 511-2376

4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100, Fairfax, Virginia 22033

14255 US Hwy 1, Suite 292B, Juno Beach, Florida 33408