GeekSpeak for 2005-04-22

Solar Home

Going solar for your home has benefits and some drawbacks. On this show the Geeks talk with Home Solar expert Andy Black about how your home can harness the sun.

Solar Energy
Going solar for your home has benefits and some drawbacks.
On this show the Geeks talk with Home Solar expert Andy Black about how your
home can harness the sun.

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Andy Black is a Solar Customer Consultant, Buyer’s Assistant and Solar Financial Analyst. He is owner of OnGrid Solar.

Andy has more than eight years of design, consulting, teaching, sales, and research experience in solar. He specializes in demonstrating the financial payback of solar electricity systems. He is a NABCEP certified solar installer.

Andy Black is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Solar Energy Society and serves as Chapters Representative. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern California Solar Energy Association and serves as its Treasurer.

Andy’s formal education includes a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, an MSEE from Univ. of Southern California, and a Marketing Certificate program at the University of California.

His training in solar electricity includes Solar Energy International’s intensive four-week photovoltaic coursework and more than a dozen specialty courses in solar electric and related fields.

Andy is also the groundskeeper and servant for a cat at his home in San Jose, CA.