Jeff Gilbert brings over 22 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and is currently owner and President of Azimuth Solar Training LLC where he provides curriculum development and training for the solar energy community. For three years prior, Jeff served as Director of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Vigilant Energy Management, overseeing 55 megawatts (over $150M) of PV assets for a wide variety of clients including utility companies, government agencies and solar contractors. In 2000 Jeff co-founded Chesapeake Solar, a leading mid-Atlantic solar energy company. In 2008 his company was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing small companies, and later that same year Chesapeake Solar was acquired by groSolar, one of the nation’s leading solar energy companies at the time. Before Chesapeake Solar, Jeff worked for three years as an energy analyst under contracts with the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Jeff served as Chair of the Potomac Region Solar Energy Association (PRSEA) for four years starting in 1998. Jeff has been certified by the National Association of Board Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for both thermal and photovoltaic systems. Jeff graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1991 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in energy technologies.