AZIMUTH SOLAR TRAINING UNITES WITH SOLPOWERPEOPLE 

BRINGING FREE NABCEP PV INSTALLER ™ PREPARATION TO THE WORLD THROUGH MOOC CONNECTIVISM

Azimuth Solar Training

Jeff Gilbert

SolPowerPeople Inc. is proud to announce Azimuth Solar Training’s Jeff Gilbert as the next guest lecturer of the NABCEP PV Installer™ preparation Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to be presented live at 6pm CST on Thursday March 8th

Jeff will cover section B of the NABCEP PV Installer TM job task analysis- “Managing the Project”.

With over 18 years of experience including renewable energy design, installation, troubleshooting and business development, Jeff Gilbert is considered a master of the PV industry and renewable energy technology.  In 2000, Jeff cofounded Chesapeake Wind and Solar, which quickly became a leading mid-Atlantic renewable energy company.  In 2008 Chesapeake Wind and Solar was listed in Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing small companies. Aware of its position as a hot commodity, groSolar acquired the reins of Chesapeake Wind and Solar, leaving Jeff with an open opportunity to dive into training to share his experience and expertise with others who also envision a world where all energy production is sustainable.

With a history of working with organizations such as the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL), and the current Chesapeake chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), Jeff is thoroughly ingrained in the solar sector and has woven himself into the fibers of the system to become an invaluable resource to the solar community.

Jeff currently provides technical and business training for the solar community and is working to create an on demand video based learning program for solar certification preparation and for continuing education.  His training facility in Columbia, MD will soon be a NABCEP approved Alternate Installation Experience Pathway provider.  Interested individuals can find out more about Jeff Gilbert at his company website, Azimuth Solar Training

            “This is an exciting time for the solar Industry!  As new technologies like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) become readily available and start multiplying, there is no limit to the amount of people who can gain the knowledge they need to help bring the world one step closer to true sustainability”, says Sarah Raymer, Director of Education and Training at SolPowerPeople Inc.

This is just one more page in the making of history with the first NABCEP PV Installer™ preparation course to exist in this MOOC format. Everyone involved will gain a valuable insight into the interworking of solar and electrical pairing that make up the NABCEP challenge.

 

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