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Mr. Kelly Provence

IREC Certified Master PV Trainer
NABCEP Certified PV Installer
NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer
NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales
Licensed Master Electrician

Kelly is the President of Provence Electric Inc. and CEO of its subsidiary, Solairgen, founded in 2002 as a renewable energy design and installation company. In 2007 Kelly focused the mission of Solairgen exclusively as a solar PV installation training company, and has written and developed numerous solar courses from entry level PV system design to advanced design and installation.

Three of these courses are IREC ISPQ accredited and all are approved under the NABCEP Job Task Analysis. Mr. Provence is a strong supporter of NABCEP certification and continues to provide educational support to the industry. Several of his students have gone on to become CEOs and officers of the top solar PV integrators in the southeast.

Since 2002 Kelly has designed and installed over 200kW of battery-based PV systems, and has designed, installed or consulted on over 10MW of grid interactive PV systems. Currently he provides design consulting and inspection services to PV installation professionals.

He holds three NABCEP certifications: Certified PV Installation Professional, Certified PV Technical Sales Professional and Certified Solar Thermal Installer and has been a Licensed Master Electrician since 1995. In 2011 he was awarded Certified Master PV Trainer status from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). He is one of only a few people in the entire U.S. to hold all four Certifications from NABCEP and IREC.

Kelly also holds a degree in Marketing and Management and has spent most of his professional life working on electrical systems and solving solar PV engineering problems. Most recently, Kelly has been providing Certified Solar Analyst training for the Georgia Green EMC program, and he hopes to continue working with Georgia’s EMCs and their solar program in the future. He is also on the Board of Adivsors for Solar Window.

Read Kelly’s IREC Interview