C.J. Colavito, REP

Director of Engineering
Standard Solar, Inc.

C.J. Colavito brings more than six years of solar engineering and technical knowledge to Forester University. Colavito is the Director of Engineering at Standard Solar, Inc. where he is responsible for oversight of the engineering and technical department. Colavito and his engineering team have produced more than 50 MW of PV system designs dispersed over more than 130 sites in 10 states, ranging from 5 kW to 5 MW. Colavito was responsible for establishing SSI's commercial engineering and design department in 2009. Colavito has developed and trained more than a dozen engineers in design and integration of solar PV systems. Before coming to SSI, he served as a volunteer in Nicaragua where he worked to usefully apply solar technologies in rural areas.

Colavito regularly presents and lectures at industry conferences and local universities. At Renewable Energy World North America, his submission was awarded the 2014 Paper of the Year. Colavito also wrote an article on solar+storage microgrids which will be featured in the July 2015 SolarPro Magazine.

Colavito has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Colavito is a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Instillation Professional, NABCEP Certified Solar PV Technical Sales Professional, and Certified Renewable Energy Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers.