When the first commercial PV system in the United States was designed, installed and commissioned it was done in 1972 by one of the founding instructors at USSolar Institute and now supporting design engineer at Florida Solar One.
Later in the 1980 and 90’s when labs were constructed to test and certify solar panels and collectors used in hurricane prone regions, our engineer’s lead the way.
Our staff engineer’s have been recognized and awarded by the President and twice awarded National Engineer of the Year honors.
In 2008 US Solar Institute and Florida Solar One were conceived by six engineers with decades of proven solar experience. The US Solar Institute later earned the unanimous approval by the Florida Department of Education’s Board to become the world’s first dedicated and licensed Solar PV College in the world.