With over 25 years in Consulting Engineering, Mr. Schwerd has proven accomplishments in engineering design - project, client, staff and financial management, business development, engineering operations, and firm leadership. Experience ranges from creating small MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) departments to a Principal/Shareholder role as the engineering leader for a large multi-office, international full service Architectural & Engineering firm.
With energy and sustainable design a key focus for years, Steve became involved in renewable energy and design in 2008, as Solar PV became an increasingly viable option. He developed and led a full service engineering team that emerged as a nationally recognized engineering leader for solar, having completed over 350 projects and 300MW across 25 states prior to his departure.  Upon establishing Schwerd Consulting, Steve can now follow his passion for renewable energy and be fully committed to and active in the Solar industry.
He has worked with many of the leading solar companies and vendors across the country and is the driving force on all firm projects and industry endeavors.
Steve's strengths are noted as being able to effectively communicate technical issues to non-technical people, along with being easy and enjoyable to do business with, while being agressive in the pursuit of delivering solutions and results.