Dan Dyer came all the way from Tennessee for his solar PV training. Dan works at a company where they wanted to put solar on the roof and got a quote from a local installer that seemed high. He and his partner realized they could learn to do it themselves, thus beginning their work in the “relatively untapped solar market” in Tennessee. Dan and his partner decided to go all the way with their solar training and when they began to research how to attain NABCEP Certification, they did not find the training they sought in Tennessee or the surrounding states. Dan has family in Texas so when he found ImagineSolar in Austin, he signed up immediately.
Dan took PV201 and PV320 and is preparing to sit for the NABCEP PV Installer Certification Exam. Dan was most impressed with the ImagineSolar staff’s knowledge and professionalism as well as the hands-on approach that is part of all of the workshops. Dan also learned a great deal about the National Electric Code – information that is invaluable as an installer to ensure that solar PV installations are of the highest quality and are code compliant. Dan tells us that he also got a lot out of professional connections he made in the ImagineSolar workshops and that he has kept in touch with a couple of people he met here. One of these individuals happens to be Jim Bartlett of Arise Energy in Colorado whom we profiled along with his partner, Tim Meisinger, in an earlier success story. Dan and Jim consult with one another around technical questions that come up in their solar PV installation work.
Dan’s business is doing great and he sees a lot of opportunities in Tennessee as there are not a lot of solar PV installers doing the work and the local energy provider, Tennessee Valley Authority, has great incentives to encourage rate payers to “go green”. His company’s first installation was a 45.2 KW system on their own facility. They have also done a number of residential installations and Dan has plans to “cover Tennessee in solar panels”. Go for it, Dan!