Alex Jarvis is an experienced instructor in renewable energy and photovoltaic (PV) design and installation. He has worked with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) since 2009 in five different states, teaching varied levels of education.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Solar Training Academy, Spring 2016, Lead instructor for Bloomington/Normal, IL MREA Training Academy. The Academy was held at Heartland Community College.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Solar Training Academy, Spring 2016, Lead instructor for Bloomington/Normal, IL MREA Training Academy. The Academy was held at Heartland Community College.

Advanced photo-voltaic class held at the Renew The Earth Institute at Custer, WI, fall 2012


INSTRUCTION RESUMÉ

Alex has led over 40 workshops/trainings logging over 1100 hours across the US for the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), Everblue Training Institute and Clean Edison. As a PV technical advisor for Purdue University, Alex helped guide Purdue's entry to a second place overall finish in the 2011 international Solar Decathlon competition held in Washington DC.

 

Renewable Energy Certifications

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installer, 2009, 2012, 2015

Certified Commercial PV Site Assessor, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) October, 2009

Certified Residential Solar Domestic Hot Water (SDHW) Site Assessor MREA February, 2008

Certified AET (Advanced Energy Technologies) Installer Jacksonville, FL, March, 2007

Certified Residential Photovoltaic (PV) Site Assessor, MREA August, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015

NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge May, 2006

 

Degree

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Indiana University, 1988

 

Published Works

Technical editor- "Photovoltaics Design and Installation for Dummies Wiley Publishing.

Authored several renewable energy articles for the Ryder Magazine and The MREA newsletter.

 

Instructing History

Photovoltaic Classes Instructed for the Indiana Department of Energy

February 2009 - Basic PV - Ivy Tech Campus, South Bend Indiana, February 3rd 8 hours
February 2009 - Basic PV - Fort Wayne Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, February 4th 8 hours


Photovoltaic Classes Taught for the Midwest Renewable Energy Association

March 2009 – MREA PV101 Basic PV - Greyslake Community College, Greyslake, IL, March 28th 8 hours

June 2009 – Renewable Energy Fair Presenter, PV-Custer, WI. 

July 25, 2009 – MREA PV101 Basic PV, Greyslake Community College, Greyslake, IL 8 hours

October 10, 2009 – MREA PV101 Basic PV, Heartland Community College, Bloomington, IL 8 hours

March, 2010 – MREA PV205 Intermediate PV, Habitat For Humanity, Milwaukee, WI 16 hours

August, 2010 – MREA PV205 Intermediate PV, MREA's Renew the Earth Institute, Custer, WI 16 hours

September, 2010 – MREA PV205 Intermediate PV, Habitat For Humanity, Milwaukee, WI 16 hours

September, 2010 – MREA PV301 PV Design and Installation, Habitat For Humanity, Milwaukee, WI 32 hours

October, 2010 – MREA PV205 Intermediate, MREA's Renew the Earth Institute, Custer, WI 16 hours

October, 2010 – MREA PV301 PV Design and Installation, MREA's Renew the Earth Institute, Custer, WI 32 hours

March, 2011 – MREA PV205 Intermediate PV, Habitat For Humanity, Milwaukee, WI 16 hours

March, 2011 – MREA PV301 PV Design and Installation, Habitat For Humanity, Milwaukee, WI 32 hours

July, 2011 – MREA August, 2011 – MREA Intermediate PV PV205 16 hours, PV301 Design and Install 32 hours

October, 2011 – MREA Basic PV101 - Bloomington, IN 8 hours

July, 2012 – MREA PV701 PV Train the Trainer, MREA REI Custer, WI 40 hours

August, 2012 – MREA PV301 PV Design and Installation, MREA, REI Custer, WI 32 hours

September, 2013 – MREA PV205, PV301 Design and Install, Co-Instructor 48 hours Custer, WI

December, 2014 – MREA PV606, PV Training for Code Officials 6 hours

January, 2015 – MREA PV101 Basic PV, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 8 hours

January, 2015 – MREA PV201 PV Site Assessor, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 8 hours

February, 2015 – MREA PV205 Intermediate PV, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 16 hours

March, 2015 – MREA PV301 PV Design Lab, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 16 hours

April, 2015 – MREA PV301 PV Design Lab, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 16 hours

May, 2015 – MREA PV 203 PV Sales and Finance, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 8 hours

October/November 2015 – MREA PV 203 PV Sales and Finance On-Line, Custer, WI 8 hours

January, 2016 – MREA PV201 PV Site Assessor, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 8 hours

February, 2016 – MREA PV205 Intermediate PV, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 16 hours

March, 2016 – MREA PV301 PV Design Lab, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 16 hours

April, 2016 – MREA PV301 PV Design Lab, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 16 hours

May, 2016 – MREA PV 203 PV Sales and Finance, Heartland College, Bloomington, IL 8 hours

 

Renewable Energy Classes Taught for Everblue Training

April, May 2011 - Solar PV Associate Camp, Ivy Tech, Acer Mitteral New Carlisle, IN – Burns Harbor, IN 64 hours

September, 2011 – Solar PV Installer, Fort Dix, NJ hours 72 hours

October, November, 2011 – Solar PV Installer, Cleveland, OH 54 hours

March, 2012 – PV Associate, 5-Day Intensive – MidAmerica Science Park, Scottsburg, IN 40 hours

June, 2012 – PV Installer, 5-Day Intensive – MidAmerica Science Park, Scottsburg, IN 40 hours

August, 2013 – PV Installer, 5-Day Intensive – IADT, Schaumburg, IL 40 hours

May, 2015 – PV Installer, 5-Day Intensive – Bloomington, IN 40 hours

August, 2015 – PV Installer, 5-Day Intensive – Everblue Training HQ, Charlotte, NC 40 hours

 

Renewable Energy Classes for Brown County Community Resource Center

January, February, August, 2011, March 2012 Basic PV, PV 5-day intensive 120 hours
Site Assessment 2013 Summer, 2014 Fall 64 hours

 

Renewable Energy Classes for Purdue University

June, 2011 PV Installation, Solar Decathalon


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