Steve Geiger,

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As a professional solar industry consultant, Steve Geiger is available for solar consulting, training, project planning, inspections, appraisals, or educational consulting. Please contact him for further information on how his extensive knowledge and expertise can benefit your projects.

Solar Consulting / Installation / Training / Marketing

Steve has worked in construction, energy and photovoltaics (PV) being involved in the building of custom homes, and startup and operation of 5 solar installation businesses; one of them named as a Top 10 installer in Northern California, and top 50 in the nation. Now he provides professional consulting and training for photovoltaic solar systems installers, electrical and construction training programs, as well as other green energy forums. As a solar professor he has developed curriculum for 3 local community colleges, a vocational school, and a national training curriculum for the country's largest non-profit solar installer.

He has a broad depth of solar experience, including: leading installation jobs, supervising work crews, managing materials, and performing troubleshooting of electrical equipment and photovoltaic solar equipment. He has installed all major brands of photovoltaic panels, inverters and related power equipment. He has also trained hundreds of people for construction, electrical, and PV careers. He currently serves on the Leadership Team of the Sacramento Regional Chapter of CALSSA (California Solar + Storage Association).

He is a corporate photovoltaics trainer, and also teaches PV for the CA Laborers Union, and California Conservation Corp.  He previously was an instructor of Solar Applications & Installation at the Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) Adult Education Program in San Jose, CA - all for the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge. He is a NABCEP PV instructor; a BPI (Building Performance Institute) Building Analyst Professional certified energy efficiency auditor; OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Authorized Construction Outreach Trainer; and certified administrator of the ETA (Electronic Technicians Association International) exam program. He is also an instructor for Hands on Solar, as well as 

He has been an Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Residential Wiring and Green Construction Professor, as well as Dept. Chair, at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA, and an Advanced Energy Adjunct Professor at American River College in Sacramento, CA.  He is now an Advanced PV Adjunct Professor at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.  Steve’s students have tested with one of the highest pass rates in the nation on the NABCEP PV Associate Exam (formerly called the Entry Level Exam) for nearly 10 years now.

Steve holds a CA State General and Electrical Contractors License and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Steve has served on the Board of Directors for the nation's largest non-profit solar installer, GRID Alternatives, at their Sacramento office for 2 and a half years, became their Solar Installation Training Officer and Technical Academy Manager for over 5 years, and currently serves as the Workforce Technical Training Director for GRID's Headquarters. GRID is an outstanding community organization that provides solar at no cost for low-income communities, while providing hands-on training for the next generation of solar professionals.


As an entrepreneur and professional marketer, using his powerful image and vision based marketing strategy techniques, Steve has owned and/or helped start dozens of businesses over the years including 3 software companies and 3 advertising/pr firms.


Click to View a sample of Steve's Photovoltaic Installation Portfolio as a PDF PDF (7.77 MB Download)


Article published by Steve:
The Power of “Going Green” for Business

How to Start a Business - The Right Way! PDF

Contact Info

Steve Geiger is available for solar and/or educational consulting, training, project planning, inspections, or appraisals on your projects. He can be reached by phone at (916) 747-4374 or by email at

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