Jacob Benton

Jacob Benton

Co-Owner / President of Rhino Renewables Solar & Electric

When asked “why did you start Rhino Renewables” Jacob responded. “Easy, for my family, and for being a better Steward of the earth. Everything we need and want is provided to us by the earth and the least we can do is use the resources with respect and gratitude”.

Jacob grew up in northeast Ohio where he found a love for the great outdoors. With that, came the realization that we as a culture need to be better stewards of the earth. He figured the most important thing we could do was use the resources right in our backyards. Solar topped the list of resources that Jacob saw as underused.

He began his journey as a solar professional studying renewable energy at Palm Beach State College and attending trade schools on solar installation in south Florida. After realizing that installing solar in the Florida heat was a task for someone much braver, he traveled back to his home state of Ohio were he found work with a commercial solar company. After a few years of experience here and earning his NABCEP professional certification, he uprooted to Asheville North Carolina where he found work with a sought after solar company. Here, he continued to manage and install solar projects for residential and light commercial applications. All the while he was studying to earn his electrical license. It wasn’t long after earning his electrical license that Rhino Renewables was born along with his first baby boy!

With the motivation of being a new father, Rhino Renewables did what it took to get off the ground, offering electrical and solar services of all kinds. Rhino Renewables is now an established turnkey solar installer and electrical contractor that prides itself on education based sales and providing ease of mind to their clients.

Jacob and his family live in the Hominy Valley at the base of Pisgah Mountain in Candler NC. They spend their time in the garden, hiking, camping, mountain biking, traveling, and giving thanks to the beautiful place they get to call home.

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