Mr. Kelly Provence is the President of Provence Electric Inc. and CEO of its subsidiary, Solairgen. Solairgen was founded in 2002 as a renewable energy design and installation company. Mr. Provence was involved in the early structuring of the Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) and served as a director from 2005 to 2008.
Since 2002 Mr. Provence has designed and installed over 200kW of battery based PV systems, and has designed, installed or consulted on over 10MW of grid interactive PV systems. Currently he provides design consulting and inspection services to PV installation professionals. He holds three NABCEP certifications; Certified PV Installation Professional, Certified PV Technical Sales Professional and Certified Solar Thermal Installer and has been a Licensed Master Electrician since 1995.
In 2007 Mr. Provence re-focused the mission of Solairgen toward training and has developed nine solar PV courses from, entry level PV design, to technical sales, to advanced design and installation. Three of the courses are IREC ISPQ accredited and all are approved under the NABCEP Job Task Analysis. Mr. Provence is a strong supporter of NABCEP certification and continues to provide educational support to the industry. Several of his students have gone on to become CEOs and officers of the top PV integrators in the southeast.
Mr. Provence holds a degree In Marketing and Management and has spent most of his professional life working on electrical systems and solving solar PV engineering problems. In 2011 he was awarded Master Certified PV Trainer status from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).