Mr. Jeff Gilbert

jeffrey-gilbertOrganization: Azimuth Solar Training LLC
Personal Biography: As President of Azimuth Solar Training LLC Jeff provides technical and business development training for the solar energy community. Jeff’s 18 years of experience in the renewable energy industry makes him one of the nation’s leading experts.

In 2000 Jeff co-founded Chesapeake Solar, a leading mid-Atlantic solar energy company. In 2008 his company was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing small companies, and later that same year Chesapeake Solar was acquired by groSolar, one of the nation’s leading solar energy companies.

Before Chesapeake Solar, Jeff worked for three years as an energy analyst under contracts with the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Jeff serves on the board of directors for the local chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) and was Chair of the Potomac Region Solar Energy Association (PRSEA) for four years starting in 1998.

Jeff has been certified by the National Association of Board Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for both thermal and photovoltaic systems.

Jeff graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1991 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in energy technologies.

Directed Study Topic: Solar Energy Technologies and Practical Applications
Delegates will learn what solar energy is and how it really works by building real working systems. In this DS we will make fire, bake cookies, heat water and produce electricity from the sun’s energy. Delegates will learn about career opportunities in the field of solar energy, and we’ll get an insider’s look at the future of the fossil fuel industries.