Lead Instructor:  Sean White

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Ontario Solar Academy's lead instructor is PV Industry expert Sean White.  Sean is a highly experienced PV educator, having taught at several training centers on the West and East Coasts of the USA. Hundreds of his students are employed at both startup and leading solar companies.  Sean also designs commercial and residential PV systems in San Francisco Bay Area.  He has many years of practical work experience at Fidelity Roof and Local Power in California. Sean is NABCEP Certified in PV System Design _ Installation 2009 and a licensed c-46 solar contractor in California.  He finds great satisfaction in sharing his knowledge of PV with his students. Sean's approach appeals to both beginners and solar experts looking to expand their knowledge. Student evaluations demonstrate that Sean's knowledge, passion and pedagogy are outstanding.

Visit Sean's site www.PVStudent.com and click here to read some student testimonials.

Professional Experience
  • CA Solar, LLC, Executive Solar Consultant
  • Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA), Advanced PV Design Adjunct Professor, 2009 - Present
  • Solar University Instructor (Livermore, CA), 2009 - Present
  • Infinite Solar School Instructor (Philadelphia, PA), 2009 - Present
  • Fidelity Roof Company, PV Project Manager-PV Design-AutoCAD, 2008- Present
  • Merritt College (Oakland, CA), PV Instructor, 2008
         (Administered NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam)
  • Guest Lecturer / Workshop Presenter: NorCal Solar, Solfest
  • Lava Bluffs Construction, Sustainable Construction/Off Grid Solar Expert
  • Local Power (San Francisco, CA) PV technical researcher, 1997-2005

Certifications, Training _ Education
  • NABCEP Certified PV System Design _ Installation 2009 (NABCEP Certificate)
  • SunPower Univ.-Adv. Certified Richmond, CA 2008
  • Fundamentals of Autocad graduate, 2008
  • ASES Solar Conferences 2008; 2009; PV America 2009
  • Tom Chatagnier student; DVC Solar Professor and Instructor of Instructors
  • Continuing education classes through Diablo Valley College
  • Photovoltaic System Design and Installation, AET-130
  • Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, AET-23
  • California Licensed Solar Installer
  • Licensed Contractor
  • University of California, Berkeley, BS Science, 199O

Associations _ Activities
  • Northern California Solar Energy Association, Active Member
  • Redwood Empire Solar Energy Association, Active Member