Chris’ primary area of interest is in the development and implementation of small, community-based PV systems and capacity building programs in developing communities. For the past 13 years, Chris has been working as a consultant, project manager, designer, installer, and educator for renewable energy projects in many parts of the world. As a licensed electrician he also designs and installs residential grid-tied and off-grid PV systems in his home state of Washington in the US. Chris has served in the US Peace Corps, has an MSc in Renewable Energy, and is a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified professional PV installer. Chris is a co-founder, curriculum developer and instructor for the non-profit Remote Energy.org. He also works as a PV instructor for Solar Energy International (SEI). Chris conducts PV trainings in Spanish and English- in the US, abroad, and in cyberspace.