Every month, Sunetric introduces you to a member of the Sunetric family. The Sunetric commitment to top-notch service is a value shared by every member of our company, and each of our employees has something special to offer our customers and all of Hawaii. As a full-service solar integrator, our expertise spans every part of the consultation, design, and installation process.
Meet Jeff, Sunetric Commercial Electrician
As Commercial Electrician, Jeff spends most of his time ‘tying’ — or connecting — new photovoltaic installations into the state power grid. He also performs electrical installations, taking care of everything from installing the electrical wires on panels to connecting inverters to the grid. For Jeff, safety and perfect installation are his purpose:
Being safe and keeping my team and the home or business safe while I’m laying out electrical systems and making sure each part of the installation is up to code are the highest priorities for me, every day and on every job.
Jeff was born in Hawaii and moved to Seattle, Washington after high school,where he studied electronics technology at Skagit Valley College. To obtain his journeyman’s license, Jeff completed over 10,000 hours worth of on-the-job training.
Jeff began working for Sunetric as an installer and quickly moved up to work as an electrician because of his qualifications. But his qualifications only improved from there:
Now, I’m an electrical supervisor. I just got my electrical supervisor’s license, which is equivalent to a master electrician’s license in Hawaii. Having an electrical supervisor license is the highest electrical certification you can achieve in our state. In order to apply for the certification, I had to be a practicing electrical journeyman for four years and then pass an exam.
Drawn to Renewable Energy
Jeff says he ”was drawn to forthcoming electrical fields and knew that renewable energy was the future.” Photovoltaic technology in particular piqued his interest because its widespread adoption was so new, and a very quickly emerging renewable technology.
Jeff’s first project with Sunetric was a government installation on a recreational center in Salt Lake called Halsey Terrace. When asked of which installation he is most proud, Jeff replied: “It’s hard to say which job I am most proud of because I really am lucky enough to say, I’m proud of all of my jobs!”
The most memorable project I have worked on at Sunetric was the first commercial job that didn’t have any penetrations — bolts into a roof — we really do a lot of innovative things here, but it was pretty satisfying to be a part of a finished project completely integrated into a building, without penetrations!
We asked Jeff about his favorite part of working at Sunetric:
My team is my favorite part of working at Sunetric — they work hard, enjoy their jobs, and they’re eager to learn,so being able to watch and help them grow is a great experience. Three men under me are currently training for their journeyman’s license, and helping them achieve their goal is one of the reasons I enjoy coming to work.
When he’s not hard at work with Sunetric, Jeff spends as much time with his family as possible. He’s very grateful for his family — three boys aged 13, 12, and 9 and his wife Leila.
We are proud of Jeff and are lucky to have him on our installation team. His years of expertise, leadership, and his dedication to exceeding customers’ expectations and nailing industry standards are the defining qualities of Sunetric, and what makes us Hawaii’s Solar Authority.