Connecticut Green Bank Inspections

As a requirement to receive an incentive through the Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP) or financing through the Smart-E Loan program, Connecticut Green Bank (CGB) maintains the right to send out a third-party inspector on its behalf to assess whether your project has been installed in accordance with relevant codes and specifications.


If your solar PV, HVAC, energy efficiency, or hot water heating system is selected for inspection, you will first be notified of a forthcoming inspection by CGB. Then the inspector will contact you by email and/or phone to arrange for a date and time for the inspection.


If you have any questions about the CGB solar PV inspections process, please contact smallsolar@ctgreenbank.com or visit http://www.gosolarct.com. For more details on the Smart-E Loan program, please visit http://www.ctgreenbank.com/smarte or contact smarte@ctgreenbank.com


Although the inspector is not responsible for remedying issues with an installation, the inspector will report any findings back to CGB and your installer.


Connecticut Green Bank Solar PV Inspectors - Updated 5/30/2017

 

Paul Aloi
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
paulaloi@cox.net


  Paul was an operations manager for a large-scale solar PV company, managing over 45 commercial installations of over 14 MW, from design through final commission. He holds a NABCEP Entry Level solar PV certificate and has completed several other solar PV-related courses. Earlier in his career, Paul owned and operated an Electrical Contracting business working on solar PV, solar thermal and fuel cell installations for 20 years. Paul holds a Master Electrical License as well as a Construction Management Certificate from University of Hartford, Construction Institute. Paul has been an inspector for the CT Green Bank since 2015.

 

John Calhoun
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
jcpe2@hughes.net


  John Calhoun has participated in the development and implementation of photovoltaics and other renewable energy technologies in multiple capacities for over 20 years. He has been an inspector for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) for over nine years. John is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in New York and Massachusetts, providing consulting engineering services to businesses in the renewables industry, and to institutions and individuals seeking to employ renewable and conservation technologies.

 

Pasquale (Pat) Ciarleglio
Smart-E Program
ciar1@snet.net


  An educator in the CT Technical High School System, Pat has been inspecting for the CT Green Bank since 2016. In his role as an educator, Pat has supervised the construction of "E-Houses," which are model houses designed and built by technical high school students and instructors for the purposes of demonstrating just how efficient a house can be. Pat holds master licenses as a solar thermal contractor, plumbing, heating & cooling contractor, in addition to his OSHA Train-the-Trainer certification. He is currently the education consultant for the mechanical construction career areas for the CTHSS and oversees the related instruction programs for the apprenticeship program for the State of Connecticut. He attended Central Connecticut State University and holds teaching certification from State Department of Education. In addition, Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, where he is currently pursuing his MBA.

 

Dan DiLernia
Smart-E Program
ddilernia@sbcglobal.net


  Dan owns and operates D&E Air Solutions, and has offered inspection services to the CT Green Bank since 2015. A professional educator in the CT State Technical High School System, Dan holds licenses as an HVAC and Sheetmetal Contractor, as well as certification as an authorized OSHA trainer. Dan has installed high efficiency gas furnaces, ductless heating systems, geothermal heat pumps, and ducted air conditioning systems. As part of the Project Learning Tree program offered by DEEP, Dan also learned how to educate students about the environment. Due to his wide range of skills and knowledge, we are more than pleased to have Dan as one of our third-party inspectors.

 

Richard Dziadul
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
dziadul@hotmail.com


  Richard has been inspecting solar PV for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) since 2007. He is a NABCEP Certified Professional and has held an Electrical Solar Contractor License in the state of Connecticut. As a former installer and current industry professional, Richard has designed and installed over 100 solar PV systems. Richard holds BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

 

Peter Governale
Smart-E Program
peter@tuscanydesignbuild.com


  Peter is a certified International Ground Source Heat Pump (IGSHPA) trainer, installer, and designer. He has worked as a third-party geothermal inspector and consultant from 2010-2014. For 35 years, he has owned and operated Tuscany Design and Build, designing and installing Zero Energy commercial, institutional and residential buildings. The company integrates renewable energy sources along with quality construction and energy efficient design. The company has installed over 600 tons of geothermal capacity and saved over $11 million through energy efficiency and renewable energy design. He also is a NABCEP solar instructor and Solar Thermal instructor.

 

Peter Jennings
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
paj1764@gmail.com


  Peter began working with solar in the 1980’s in the U.S. Coast Guard, retrofitting navigational aids such as light houses to solar power with battery packs. Peter recently completed the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Instructor Training Network (STIN) Train-the-Trainer program.  He teaches the electrical trade and solar PV full time in the Connecticut Technical High School system and holds an E-1 License in CT and MA.

 

Andrew Kasznay, III
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
andrew@kasznay.com


  Andrew began inspecting for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) in 2007. Andrew has performed inspections on well over 500 solar PV systems in CT and NY. Andrew is a practicing Electrical Power Engineer with an in-depth knowledge of the utility power system and its interconnection requirements. Andrew is a licensed Professional engineer (PE) in Connecticut and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

Mike Kocsmiersky
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
mikek@spiritsolar.net


  Mike is currently an adjunct professor at Greenfield Community College, teaching renewable energy and energy efficiency courses. He has been an energy engineer since 1996, designing and installing off-grid solar electric systems, performing energy audits, and consulting with state agencies with regards to their solar programs. Mike teaches renewable energy courses, designs solar thermal systems, troubleshoots field installation issues, analyzes data via remote data acquisition systems, and inspects solar energy installations for code compliance. He also serves on the Energy Committee of the Springfield City Council.

 

Jamie Lamitie
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
jamielamitie@gmail.com


  Jamie attended Norwich Technical High School from 1989 - 1993 and went on to work for IBEW Local #35 where he completed his apprenticeship and acquired his master electrician (E1) license in 2001. He began teaching in the electrical department for the Connecticut Technical High School system in 2005 at Grasso Technical High school where he oversaw the installation of the first solar array and wind turbine at a technical high school in 2008. Jamie became the Norwich Tech electrical department head in 2011.

 

Ray Mencio
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
rmencio@comcast.net


  Ray graduated from Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury and has been an Electrical Contractor E-1 since 1976. He attended Central Connecticut State University and holds a teaching certification from State Department of Education. He is the electrical department head for the Connecticut Technical High School where he supervises the construction of the CTHSS “E-houses,” which are fitted with solar PV and other renewable energy and efficiency technologies. He is currently the Education Consultant for the CTHSS overseeing the Construction Career Trades.

 

Frederick Mertz
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
cleanenergyconnecticut@gmail.com


  Frederick is a 37-year veteran of the Electrical Industry. He is known throughout Connecticut as an electrical inspector as well as an educator. Fred is a licensed as a Master Electrician (E1) in both Connecticut and Virginia. He holds a NABCEP Entry Level solar PV certificate and has completed several other solar PV-related courses.

 

Chris Messier
Smart-E Program
cmesshd@comcast.net


  A Smart-E inspector since 2014, Chris founded Southern Exposures, Inc. in 1983. With this plumbing, heating, and alternative energy company, Chris has installed residential and small commercial oil, gas, and electric heating systems as well as hot water heaters. He has specialized in solar thermal water and pool heating and holds licenses as a solar thermal contractor, an HVAC contractor, and plumber. With this extensive expertise and excellent customer service, Chris is a valued member of the CT Green Bank inspections team.

 

Jeff Pooler
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
currentsolutions@snet.net


  Jeff began working in the electrical industry in 1993 and currently holds an E-1 Master electrician license with the State of Connecticut. He also has an Electrical Inspector and Building Official license with the State of Connecticut. He has been municipal Electrical Inspector for the Town of Southington since February 2012.

 

Nate Roumanis
Solar PV Inspector
sunrisesolarconsulting@gmail.com


  Nate is a NABCEP PVI certified professional who holds a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Vermont. He has spent 8+ years in the solar industry working as an installer, designer and project manager. For the last 3+ years, Nate has owned and operated Sunrise Solar Consulting (SSC). SSC is a firm that specializes in providing its clients with the information, guidance and engineering services required to complete code compliant projects in an efficient, cost effective manner. He has designed, worked on and overseen hundreds of residential PV projects and dozens of commercial PV projects throughout his career. Nate will be inspecting mainly in the southern Connecticut area.

 

Mike Siefker
Solar PV
mikesiefker@gmail.com


  Mike is the Electrical department head at the Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden, CT. He owns and operates his own electrical contracting business for both residential and commercial installations. Mike is a licensed Master Electrician (E-1) in the state of Connecticut.

 

Glenn Simons
Smart-E Program
sfis@yahoo.com


  Glenn has been an inspector in the Smart-E Loan program since 2013. He owns Simons Field Inspections Services, founded in 2011, and has personally conducted thousands of risk management inspections for the insurance industries in CT, MA, and RI. Glenn holds a Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Green Associate License, and has been trained by NABCEP. Currently, Glenn also works for a solar PV company, and continues to offer prompt and efficient inspection services for the CT Green Bank.

 

Bob Wassung
Solar PV, Smart-E Program
bobwassung@gmail.com


  Bob is a NABCEP-certified renewable energy expert and consultant with nearly 12 years of experience in the solar PV and renewable energy field. He has been a solar inspector for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) since 2006. He is an electrical consultant with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of site survey, design, project management, procurement and commissioning of commercial construction projects. Bob has worked on Solar PV build outs including residences, commercial institutions, U.S. Military bases and USDA Forest Service properties.

 

Mike Wearne
Solar PV Inspector
mwelectricinc@att.net


  Currently the assistant building inspector for the Town of Bloomfield, Michael has also owned M-W Electric since 1990. Through his business, Michael has performed the electrical work on many residential and commercial installations, including the Farmington Car Wash and St. Paul’s church in Glastonbury. As an E-1 license-holder, Michael has inspected the majority of solar PV inspections in Bloomfield since 2015, including commercial systems of up to 1.2MW. Through his dedication to the electrical trade and his excellent customer service, Michael has numerous satisfied customers in northern Connecticut.