Dane Glueck, President of StraightUp Solar, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Schmidt to Director of Design and Technology. Jeff has over 30 years experience in electrical design and with his NABCEP Certification makes StraightUp Solar the leading contractor in Missouri with Certified Installers.

Jeff Schmidt is a graduate of the Washington University School of Engineering. He began his career working for Melton Machine and Control Company as an electrician where he held the positions of Robotic Systems Manager and Manufacturing and Facilities Engineer designing everything from control panel layouts to offices. After 25 years, a career change introduced him to StraightUp Solar and the renewable energy field.

“I’m excited to have Jeff stepping into this new role with us. Not only is his experience a great asset to our team, but his Certification ranks Straight-Up solar as the leader in the State of Missouri with NABCEP Certified Installers,” said Glueck.

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a volunteer board of renewable energy stakeholder representatives that includes representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certificants, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades. Each member of the board was chosen because of his or her experience and involvement in the solar energy industry. NABCEP’s mission-to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders-is intended to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.

The NABCEP process has been developed and designed carefully following professional credentialing guidelines. Standards, developed by subject matter experts, have been set and the eligibility requirements are reasonably achievable being based on extensive input from stakeholders and deliberation among installers. NABCEP has built a transparent, non-discriminatory program implemented with fair procedures and due process.

StraightUp Solar is a privately held company located in St. Louis, Missouri. As a leader in solar power they are members of MOSIEA and hold North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certifications and are the only company with two NABCEP Certified PV Installers in the State of Missouri. For more information about StraightUp Solar, please contact Eric Swillinger at 314-218-2663 or visit www.StraightUpSolar.com.

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