Allen Hoover, 411NRG Solar Solutions (NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer™)
Allen Hoover is another ImagineSolar success story. Allen is the Chief Operating Officer of NRG411, a solar installation company based out of Wichita Falls and San Antonio, Texas. Since starting NRG411 just at the beginning of 2010, Allen and his partner have completed over 20 solar PV installations totaling over 180,000 watts! All of these jobs have been in Texas.
Allen took PV201, our introductory PV System Design and Installation course, and then returned recently for PV320, our Advanced System Design Workshop. Allen took PV320 in preparation to sit for the NABCEP Certified PV Installer Exam on September 11, 2010. Allen passed the exam and is now a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer. Allen is a civil engineer by training who got involved in general construction until the economy began to weaken in 2009. One of the few sectors where business continued to boom despite the downturn was the solar PV industry and Allen decided to look into ways to get involved. His business partner had done some research on the solar business in Texas and found that the best place to get trained was ImagineSolar.
Allen is optimistic about the future of solar, particularly with the price of solar panels going down and electricity costs continuing to rise. “It is not just from the standpoint of it being the right thing to do,” said Allen, “there are also some economic justifications for making the choices to go with solar. With that, I see the future of solar just skyrocketing.”