Jeff Spies - President of SolarSpies

Jeff Spies - President of SolarSpies

Jeff Spies is the President of SolarSpies – a solar training and consulting firm. He is also Secretary for NABCEP – the industry certification agency. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Director of Training & Tradeshows for AEE Solar, one of the oldest and largest distributors for solar PV in the world.

Jeff earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 from Michigan State University and embarked upon a 20 year career in technical sales and marketing of electro-mechanical motion control systems for industrial automation. Specializing in training and education, he traveled throughout the US and abroad conducting technical training seminars for thousands of engineers, technicians, and business managers.

After 20 years in the industrial automation field, Jeff decided to move into renewable energy to help make a positive contribution to a clean energy future. In 2007, after completing the beginner and advanced PV training through Solar Energy International, he joined AEE Solar to develop training programs for new and existing dealers.

Jeff traveled extensively while at AEE Solar training thousands of existing and new solar pv dealers. He organized the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd annual AEE Solar dealer conferences which were ranked among the biggest and best training events in the industry. His “Launch & Grow Your Solar Business” training program was widely regarded as one of the best entry level training programs in the industry. AEE Solar’s training webpage was the number one ranked “solar training” hit on Google from 2007 thru 2009. The training program he developed was regarded as one of the most comprehensive in the industry and helped established AEE Solar as one of the leaders in solar training in North America.

In July of 2009 Jeff was appointed to serve as a NABCEP board member and shortly thereafter selected as the Secretary for NABCEP. In May 2010 Jeff launched his solar training and consulting firm SolarSpies.