ANDREW TRUITT BIOGRAPHY
After completing his B.S. in Physics at UC Santa Cruz in 2002 and his MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology at Loughbrough University in the U.K. in 2004, Andrew started his career in solar as a photovoltaic (PV) installer in California. After becoming a foreman in 2005, Andrew moved to Washington DC in 2006 and joined Standard Solar (SSI) as their fifth employee.
At SSI Andrew helped grow the company while ensuring high-quality, code compliant PV installations. Initially Andrew was responsible for system design, materials procurement, permitting, system construction, system commissioning, and educating local inspectors. Over time he established Engineering, Procurement, Permitting, Construction, and Service departments as SSI grew to become a major player on the East Coast.
A NABCEP-certified PV installer since 2007, Andrew has since participated in numerous NABCEP program development committees and was elected to the NABCEP Board of Directors in 2011. In October of 2010 Andrew was recognized with the Bright Light award from the Maryland Clean Energy Center for his leadership on the MCEC working group for standardizing PV permitting and inspection practices in MD.
In 2010 Andrew moved to Colorado and started Truitt Renewable Energy Consulting, helping companies, governments and non-profits to further their renewable energy goals and providing expert PV industry analysis. He became a Colorado licensed Journeyman Electrician in 2013.
Andrew has installed, designed, managed or commissioned over 1000 residential and commercial PV system installations (over 40 MW in total) in CA, DC, MD, NC, PA, VA, CO and MA. Andrew’s mission is to facilitate the installation of high-quality PV systems with an emphasis on safety, power production and customer service.
A 2009 interview with Andrew can be found here: http://www.nabcep.org/news/a-conversation-with-andrew-truitt-standard-solar