About the Author
Brian Mehalic started his solar career in 2002 at EV Solar Products in Chino Valley, Arizona, working as the lead installer and project manager. He is a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer with experience designing, selling and installing on- and off-grid PV, solar heating, and wind and water-pumping systems. Mehalic works for Solar Energy International developing curriculum and instructing PV design and installation classes. He is a frequent contributor to Home Power magazine.