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Sean White

Solar University is proud to align with Solar PV Industry expert Sean White as one of our SunPro PV Instructors. Sean brings his experience as an instructor at Solar School PA, Merritt College and Diablo Valley College as well as years of practical work experience at Fidelity Roof and Local Power. Sean is a licensed c-46 solar contractor in the state of CA and enjoys imparting his knowledge of PV with his students. His approach appeals to both beginners and solar experts looking to expand their knowledge.

Professional Experience

  1. CA Solar, LLC, Executive Solar Consultant
  2. Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA), Advanced PV Design Adjunct Professor
  3. Merritt College (Oakland, CA), PV Instructor
  4. Administered NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam
  5. Infinite Solar School (Philadelphia, PA), Visiting PV Design & Installation Instructor
  6. Fidelity Roof Company, PV Project Manager-PV Design-AutoCAD
  7. NorCal Solar, Guest Lecturer
  8. Solfest, Workshop Presenter
  9. Lava Bluffs Construction, Sustainable Construction/Off Grid Solar Expert

Education & Training (incl Certifications)

  1. University of California, Berkeley, BS Science, 1990
  2. California Licensed Solar Installer
  3. Licensed Contractor
  4. Tom Chatagnier student; DVC Solar Professor and Instructor of Instructors
  5. Continuing education classes through Diablo Valley College
  6. Photovoltaic System Design and Installation, AET-130
  7. Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, AET-230
  8. NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge , PV System Design & Installation , 2008-2009
  9. ASES Solar 2008 & 2009 conferences
  10. Fundamentals of Autocad graduate, 2008
  11. John Wiles Seminars
  12. Program Manager at the Technology Development Institute at New Mexico State University, is a leading expert on the National Electric CodeŽ (NEC)
  13. Assists the PV industry, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and purchasing agencies in understanding the PV requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC)
  14. PV America 2009
  15. SEIA & IEEE joined forces to present the premier PV-focused industry conference & trade show in the U.S.

Associations and Activities

  1. Northern California Solar Energy Association, Active Member
  2. Redwood Empire Solar Energy Association, Active Member
  3. Hundreds of students employed across California solar industries including students from leading solar companies such as Solar Universe, SunPower Corporation & Solyndra
  4. Designs commercial and residential PV systems in San Francisco Bay Area