One of our stand-out experts and trainers in the solar energy field is Michael Cafiero, a qualified specialist with over 12 years of practical experience and several certifications, such as OSHA, NABCEP PV Installer, NABCEP Technical Sales, and more. Michael also leads Small Wind training camps and has installed solar hot air, wind turbines, and solar electric installations for residential and commercial sites throughout his career.
In a recent interview, Michael answered some of our pressing questions about his important role in the solar industry:
When asked why he chose to enter the solar industry, Michael answered that he wanted to be a part of clean, anti-pollution efforts and to protect the environment by making more sustainable choices. In this way, he strives to make solar more mainstream by showing how everyone has the ability to do his/her part and make “greener” decisions.
Michael often jokes about his devotion to the sun, and he always seems to be sunburned from doing activities outside. He believes that all energy comes from the sun; for example, without sun, there could be no wind power. The sun is always available for our use and is the most simple and accessible form of renewable energy. Once he realized this, he knew that promoting this type of energy was one of the most fulfilling actions he could take.
When asked where he sees the solar industry 20 years from now, Michael argues that it should grow tremendously, to the point where it could be seen everywhere from boats and automobiles to other electronics, and even windows, as there’s potential for solar energy to come in many different forms, sizes, and materials. As the government continues to add incentives for sustainable energies and more citizens become educated about how they can have a positive impact, it’s sure to become more popular each year.
Do you see the solar industry going the same places our instructor Mike Cafiero does? Let us know what you think! In the meantime, feel free to contact us for more information about our comprehensive solar training programs.