Alex Jarvis is a renewable energy professional since 2006. As a North American Board Certified Energy Practitioner (NABCEP) certified solar PV installer, Alex believes that compliance with the NEC is critical to all installations. Alex is a current board member of the midwest renewable energy association. is the technical editor of the 2010 Wiley published book, “PV Design and Installation for Dummies.” He and his company, Solar Systems of Indiana, Inc ( have installed or consulted on nearly 100 renewable energy systems across the midwest.  Alex has led over 60 workshops/trainings logging over 1500 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, 2018

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


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.

Instruction History: See Education page