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5 Questions for a Photo voltaic Designer

We’re that includes ReVision Worker-Proprietor Zach Nugent, a Photo voltaic Design Specialist within the South Portland department. Our Photo voltaic Design staff works with owners to debate their vitality objectives and design programs to satisfy these wants. A part of the time Zach is on the street, assembly with owners and evaluating properties in Southern Maine. In the course of the different elements of the week you’ll discover Zach in our South Portland workplace or working from his house in Portland as he creates system designs and proposals to ship to clients. 

If Zach’s job sounds up your alley, take a look at our Careers Page – we’ve a number of open Designer positions.

As a Photo voltaic Design Specialist, what does your job entail?

I’m positive there’s an official HR description of the job on the market that sounds totally different and extra skilled, however I’ll give my official description! A Photo voltaic Design Specialist is often the primary particular person from ReVision to go to a possible buyer’s house. My objective throughout this go to is to judge the home for quite a few issues: photo voltaic, batteries, warmth pumps, warmth pump water heaters, and EV chargers — it may be so much to juggle. I discover the simplest solution to navigate all these choices is to begin with a dialog with the house owner. By speaking by way of their objectives and answering their questions, a plan often begins to emerge.

I consider these conferences as instructional alternatives; the objective isn’t essentially to promote something, however as an alternative to speak concerning the greater concepts of why transitioning vitality use from fossil fuels to renewable vitality could make an enormous constructive distinction each financially for the house owner and environmentally for his or her group — regionally and past. And whereas these huge concepts usually appear too huge to do something about, my job is to design and suggest easy, environment friendly, real-life options that truly actually work and make a distinction!

What introduced you to ReVision Vitality?

After spending my twenties principally doing seasonal work all around the nation, I actually wished to return again house to Maine. Ideally, I wished to discover a job that wouldn’t be sedentary, had a mission I may really feel happy with, and truly made a distinction in our little nook of the world. ReVision checked all these packing containers and extra. I’ve now been at ReVision for seven years.

What’s your favourite a part of your job?

Being on the street doing house evaluations. I really like driving round Maine, I really like assembly Maine individuals (and their pets), and I really like speaking about what ReVision does as a result of I actually consider what we do is useful to our group.

What’s the most typical false impression about photo voltaic vitality that you just encounter?

That it’s just for wealthy individuals. Sorry for the gross sales pitch, however extra individuals ought to know: you possibly can finance a solar project for no money down and your month-to-month photo voltaic cost will likely be lower than what you’re at present paying your utility!

So, you swap out your electrical invoice for a photo voltaic invoice — it’s actually that easy. Plus, the photo voltaic invoice is a set cost so precisely what your month-to-month cost will likely be.

What are your Earth Month celebration plans?

I’m not hardcore sufficient to bike all by way of the winter, however in April I often begin to drive much less and bike extra. I’ll be getting my container backyard up and working on my deck as properly. I’d additionally prefer to advocate for one in all my favourite actions: going for a stroll. Taking a second to note the Earth; the crops, the animals, the water, the bugs, the dust, the smells, the sounds… all of it. Even when it’s only for a minute.

With all of the distractions on the planet, I feel it’s necessary to cease and bear in mind how completely insane it’s that we stay on this dwelling, respiratory rock in area. It provides us air and meals. It could actually maintain us if we maintain it, too.

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