Instructors

Call for Solar Technical Instructors, application here. Deadline to apply July 31 , 2019.

Check out OSEIA's talented solar trainers.

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Jerry Henderson

Jerry has written advisories, authored code change proposals, worked developing installation standards and permitting processes, served as a technical advisor and industry representative on codes and standards committees, and developed and delivered trainings since 1992. His 25+ years of experience as an installation contractor provides a platform from which to discuss code, design, and installation requirements at several different levels and adds a great depth of experience in real world applications.


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Ryan Mayfield

Ryan Mayfield has been working in the renewable energy field since 1999 and is the President of Renewable Energy Associates, a consulting firm providing design, support and educational services for electrical contractors, architectural and engineering firms, manufacturers and government agencies. Ryan serves as Photovoltaic Systems Technical Editor for SolarPro magazine, regularly authoring feature articles in SolarPro and Home Power magazines and authored PV Design and Installation for Dummies. Ryan was also a contributor and video team member for Mike Holt’s, Understanding the NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems.

He is a Certified Master Trainer (from the Institute for Sustainable Power and Quality) for the PV course he teaches at Lane Community College. Ryan also teaches various PV courses across the nation for electricians, existing solar professionals, code officials, inspectors and individuals looking to join the solar industry. Class topics include National Electrical Code and PV systems, commercial PV systems, introduction to PV systems, preparation for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam and NABCEP’s Certified PV installer test. Ryan holds a Limited Renewable Energy Technician (LRT) license in Oregon, is an Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) board member and chairs the state’s LRT apprenticeship committee.


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Sean White

Sean White was on the NABCEP PV Installer Exam Committee and helped author the NABCEP PV Installer Task Analysis. His courses qualify for all levels of NABCEP PV credits. He is a registered NABCEP Associate exam provider. Sean White was awarded the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Renewable Energy Trainer of the year. He has taught and certified many thousands of students throughout the world in 20 different countries. Sean authored the books Solar Photovoltaic Basics, Solar PV Engineering and Installation and Solar PV Technical Sales for Routledge Publishing. He is also writing two other books.


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Andy Marks

Andy Marks is a fourth generation electrician who graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in special education. While he enjoyed his time teaching high school special education, he felt his real calling was to work in the electrical field. His passion for all things electrical has led him to work in the solar industry on both commercial and residential installations and designs. He has planned, designed, installed and overseen megawatts of solar installations.  He also works on designing and building commercial and residential projects that focus on green building as well as teaching at the electrical apprenticeship program. He is a licensed in both Oregon and Washington and holds a signing supervisor and masters licenses as well.  He is also holds a current NABCEP certification.