Steve has worked in construction, energy, and photovoltaics (PV) for over 30 years. He has been involved in the startup and operation of numerous construction, energy, and training organizations, including several solar installation businesses, one of them named as a Top 10 installer in Northern California, and top 50 in the nation. Now he provides professional consulting and training for photovoltaic solar systems installers, electrical and construction training programs, as well as other green energy forums. He has a broad depth of construction, electrical, and PV experience, including: leading projects, supervising work crews, managing materials, and performing troubleshooting of electrical equipment and photovoltaic solar equipment. He has been involved with building high-end spec homes, wiring residential and commercial projects, building tiny houses, and installing all major brands of photovoltaic panels, inverters and related power equipment. He has also trained hundreds of people for construction, electrical, and PV careers. He currently serves on the Sacramento Regional Chapter Board of Directors for CALSSA (California Solar + Storage Association).
He is a corporate photovoltaics trainer, and has taught PV for the CA Laborers Union, and California Conservation Corp. He previously was an instructor of Solar Applications & Installation at the Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) Adult Education Program in San Jose, CA - all for the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge. He is a NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate holder and instructor; a BPI (Building Performance Institute) Building Analyst Professional certified energy efficiency auditor; OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Authorized Construction Outreach Trainer; and certified administrator of the ETA (Electronic Technicians Association International) PV exam program. He has been an Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Residential Wiring, and Green Construction Professor, as well as Dept. Chair, at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA, and an Advanced Energy Adjunct Professor at American River College in Sacramento, CA; as well as an Adjunct Solar Professor at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, CA. Steve’s students have tested with one of the highest pass rates in the nation on the NABCEP PV Associate Exam (formerly called the Entry Level Exam) for 7 years in a row.
Steve has served on the Board of Directors for the nation's largest non-profit solar installer, Grid Alternatives, and currently serves as the Training Officer for their North Valley office. Grid is an outstanding community organization that provides solar at no cost for low-income communities, while providing hands-on training for the next generation of solar professionals. Steve holds a CA State General and Electrical Contactors License and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. He lives in the Sacramento California area with his wife, son, dog, cat, and fish. In his spare time he likes music, listening to ebooks, and exercising.
Steve Geiger can be reached by phone at 916-747-4374 or by email at email@example.com
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