Residential Solar Investment Program Inspections

As a requirement to receive an incentive through the Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP), Connecticut Green Bank (CGB) maintains the right to send out a third party inspector on behalf of CGB to assess whether your solar PV system has been installed in accordance with relevant codes and specifications.  Although the inspector is not responsible for remedying issues with your system, the inspector will report any findings back to CGB and your solar PV installer.


If your system is selected for inspection, you will be copied on an email sent by CGB staff to the inspector chosen to review your system.  The inspector will contact you by email and/or phone to arrange for a date and time for the inspection.  If you have any questions about the CGB inspections process, please contact smallsolar@ctgreenbank.com.  For more information on solar PV in Connecticut, please go to http://www.gosolarct.com.


Connecticut Green Bank Solar PV Inspectors - Updated 6/22/2015

 

Paul Aloi
paulaloi@cox.net


  Paul was an operations manager for SunEdison, managing over 45 commercial solar PV installations of over 14MW, from design through final commission. He holds a NABCEP Enery Level solar PV certificate and has completed several other solar PV-related courses. Prior to SunEdison Paul owned and operated an Electrical Contracting business in solar PV, solar thermal and fuel cell installations for 20 years. Paul holds a Master Electrical License as well as a Construction Management Certificate from University of Hartford, Construction Institute.

 

John Calhoun

jcpe1@msn.com


  John Calhoun has participated in the development and implementation of photovoltaics and other renewable energy technologies in multiple capacities for over 20 years.  He has been an inspector for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) for over five years.  John is a registered professional engineer (PE) in New York and Massachusetts, providing consulting engineering services to businesses in the renewables industry, and to institutions and individuals seeking to employ renewable and conservation technologies.  

 

Richard Dziadul
dziadul@hotmail.com


  Richard has been inspecting solar PV for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) since 2007.  He is a NABCEP Certified Professional and has held an Electrical Solar Contractor License in the state of CT.  As a former installer and current industry professional, Richard has designed and installed over 100 solar PV systems.  Richard holds BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

 

Michael Hendrickson

mhendrickson@neovirtus.com


  Michael has worked as an electrical inspector in the state of MA, CT, & NY and has specialized in the photovoltaic industry since 2005. In addition to electrical inspections, he acts on behalf of Owner's Engineers for megawatt scale projects. Michael's experience ranges from stand-alone, to micro-grid, to large scale photovoltaic system design and optimization.  Michael Hendrickson is a registered professional electrical engineer and holds a masters degree in power and renewable energy engineering from the University of Lowell Massachusetts.

 

Peter Jennings
paj1764@gmail.com


  Peter began working with solar in the 1980’s in the U.S. Coast Guard, retrofitting navigational aids such as light houses to solar power with battery packs. Peter recently completed the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Instructor Training Network (STIN) Train-the-Trainer program.  He teaches the electrical trade and solar PV full time in the Connecticut Technical High School system and holds an E-1 License in CT and MA.

 

Andrew Kasznay, III

andrew@kasznay.com


  Andrew Kasznay, III began inspecting for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) in 2007.  Andrew has performed inspections on well over 500 solar PV systems in CT and NY.  Andrew is a practicing Electrical Power Engineer with an in depth knowledge of the utility power system and its interconnection requirements.  Andrew is a licensed Professional engineer (PE) in Connecticut and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Clarkson University and a masters in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

 

Andy Kasznay, Jr.
andy@kasznay.com


  Andrew Kasznay Jr. (Andy) began inspecting for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) in 2007 (along with his son listed above).  Andy is a certified home inspector and former electrical contractor.  Andy has performed over 1,000 residential and commercial solar PV inspections in CT and NY.  Andy currently serves as the president of Southern New England Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

 

Mike Kocmiersky

mikek@spiritsolar.net


  Mike is currently a professor at Greenfield Community College, teaching renewable energy and energy efficiency courses.  He has been an energy engineer since 1996, designing and installing off grid solar electric systems, performing energy audits, and consulting with state agencies with regards to their solar programs.  On a typical day, Mike teaches renewable energy courses, designs solar thermal systems, troubleshoots field installation issues, analyzes data via remote data acquisition systems, and inspects solar energy installations for code compliance.  Recently he was appointed to the Energy Committee of the Springfield City Council.

 

Jamie Lamitie
jamielamitie@gmail.com


  Jamie attended Norwich Technical High School from 1989 - 1993 and went on to work for IBEW Local #35 where he completed his apprenticeship and acquired his master electrician (E1) license in 2001. He began teaching in the electrical department for the Connecticut Technical High School system in 2005 at Grasso Technical High school where he oversaw the installation the first solar array and wind turbine at a technical high school in 2008. Jamie became the Norwich Tech electrical department head in 2011.

 

Ray Mencio

rmencio@comcast.net


  Raymond Mencio graduated from Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury and has been an Electrical Contractor E-1 since 1976.  He attended Central Connecticut State University and holds a teaching certification from State Department of Education.   He is the electrical department head for the Connecticut Technical High School where he supervises the construction of the CTHSS “E-houses,” which are fitted with solar PV and other renewable energy and efficiency technologies.  He is currently Education Consultant for the CTHSS overseeing the Construction Career Trades.

 

Frederick Mertz
solarinspection@yahoo.com


  Frederick Mertz is a 35 year veteran of the Electrical Industry. He is known throughout Connecticut as an electrical inspector as well as an educator. He holds a NABCEP Entry Level solar PV certificate and has completed several other solar PV-related courses.  Fred is licensed as a Master Electrician (E1) in both Connecticut and Virginia.

 

Jeff Pooler

currentsolutions@snet.net


  Jeff started in the electrical industry in 1993 and currently holds an E1 / Master licenses with the State of Connecticut. He also has an Electrical Inspector and Building officials license with the State of Connecticut. He has been municipal Electrical Inspector for the Town of Southington since February 2012.

 

Mike Siefker

mikesiefker@yahoo.com


  Mike is the Electrical department head at the Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden, CT.  He owns and operates his own electrical contracting business for both residential and commercial installations.  Mike is a licensed Master Electrician (E1) in the state of CT.

 

Bob Wassung

bobwassung@gmail.com


  Bob is a NABCEP-certified renewable energy expert and consultant with nearly 10 years of experience in the solar PV and radiant renewable energy field. He has been a solar inspector for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) since 2006.  He is an electrical consultant with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of site survey, design, project management, procurement and commissioning of commercial construction projects. Bob has worked on Solar PV build outs including residences, commercial institutions, US Military bases and USDA Forest Service properties.