Valley Solar expert team installing a residential solar system in Folsom, CA
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Expert Team

Our standards are very high when it comes to our work. Our certified and highly skilled team does not only have the know-how on getting the job done right, they also work neat and clean and treat your home or business as if it was their own. We believe in superior customer satisfaction, honest craftsmanship and quality materials, to save you time and money while making your home more energy efficient, comfortable, and safe to live in. We are here to help you.

Brad Price, PresidentBrad Price

President
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Brad has nearly a decade of experience in the solar industry. After receiving his BS degree in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Brad worked in the semi-conductor industry for more than nine years before joining PV Powered as a field engineer. A Sacramento native, Brad graduated from Jesuit High School and lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children. A few of Brad’s credentials include:

  • Certified PV Installer by the North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
  • Completed several Advanced PV Design Courses with Solar Energy International, SMUD and Brooks Engineering.
  • Adjunct Professor of Solar PV Design and Engineering at American River College.

 

Fred BeckerFred Becker

Engineering Manager
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Fred has over 20 years of general construction experience and is knowledgeable in all aspects of the construction process. He has completed advanced PV training programs offered through SMUD and designed over a hundred solar PV systems. Fred is responsible for many aspects of system design and installation. His knowledge of the building process ensures that building permits and inspections go smoothly and the job is completed on time. Fred served six years in the US Navy as an Electrical Technician and served in Operation Desert Storm. He lives in Fair Oaks with his wife and daughter.

 

 

 

Christy AyersChristi Ayers

Office Manager
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Christi has over seven years of experience in the solar industry. As an Office Manager, she has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about both the commercial and residential aspects of the business. She has successfully processed hundreds of solar rebate and utility interconnection applications. Christi is known for her great trouble shooting skills to ensure that customers’ needs are met while also ensuring that Valley Solar meets all legal and regulatory requirements. She lives in El Dorado Hills with her husband and two children.

 

 

 

Chris PedersenChris Pedersen

Installation Manager
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Modesto native Chris has worked in the solar industry for almost a decade. He happened upon the field by accident but is grateful because since entering, he has been able to travel and help people lower their reliance on utility companies along the way. Chris is a state-licensed electrician and worked in that field prior to joining the Valley Solar team. While he believes every step in the solar installation process is important, he enjoys being able to switch on the lights at the end of a project and seeing the customer happy. When Chris has time, he enjoys being outside, hunting and fishing. He currently lives in Sacramento with his wife and three stepdaughters.

 

 

Pablo PalomoPablo Palomo

Field Marketing Manager
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Originally from Houston, Texas, Pablo found his way to the solar industry by way of experience in home improvement. His knowledge of canvassing and marketing has equipped him with the tools to add even more value to the Valley Solar team, and do work that he believes in, helping others live sustainably. When he’s not talking to clients about how they can charge their hybrid or electric vehicle at home using the Charge N’ Go system, he may be helping behind the scenes at a comedy show or playing guitar. Pablo currently lives in Carmichael, CA with his fiancé and two sons.

 

 

Kevin RobinsonKevin Robinson

Operations Manager
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Originally, from McDonough, GA, Kevin’s interest in the solar field sparked when he joined the Peace Corps in 1999. His assignment included working with the Ministry of Health in the African country Gabon, where, in certain areas, immunizations and vaccinations were only available within eight hours of a refrigeration center. Upon his return to the United States, Kevin spent some time in luxury hospitality management. Over a decade later, he has joined the Valley Solar team and believes the solar energy initiative is important because it limits users’ dependence of shared energy and allows them to create their own energy. In his free time, Kevin enjoys hiking with his girlfriend and volunteering at the Sacramento Food Bank. Kevin currently lives in Midtown Sacramento.

 

Courtney MayhewCourtney Mayhew

Sales & Marketing Coordinator
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916.254.5111

Courtney brings almost a decade of marketing experience to the Valley Solar team. Courtney, who hails from Florida, has a background in marketing for a civil engineering firm and a great interest in solar energy. As Valley Solar’s Marketing Assistant, Courtney enjoys talking to people about the benefits of using solar energy and reducing their carbon footprint. When Courtney is not chatting with customers, you can find her reading, writing, or knitting. Courtney currently lives with her boyfriend in Sacramento.

 

 

 

Michael RangoMichael Rango

System Design Engineer
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Michael has almost ten years experience in the solar industry. In addition, the Palm Desert native has a strong background in electronics. Prior to entering the solar field, Michael owned and operated a consumer electronics sales and service facility installing custom home theater systems and served as a broadcast engineer for ten years at the four major television networks: NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox. Over the last nine years working in the solar industry, he has become committed to being aware of his carbon footprint and believes there is a need for more renewable energy. When Michael is not designing plans for solar systems, you can find him playing pool with friends, relaxing at home with his lovebird named Blue or spending time with his family in Sacramento.

 

Brian TsudaBrian Tsuda

Solar Consultant
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916.254.5111

Brian has nearly a decade of experience in the solar industry. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business from Sacramento State University, he entered the home improvement industry, where he was introduced to the advantages of using solar power. His favorite part about working in this industry is being able to help people conserve energy and save money. When Brian is not doing site visits, he’s likely golfing or fishing. He also enjoys going wine tasting. He was born and raised in Sacramento, where he currently resides.

 

 

Robin HarpRobin Harp

Solar Consultant
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916.254.5111

Robin has spent the past 12 years providing expert solar advice and customized system designs for clients. He loves helping people accomplish the vision of renewable energy for their homes and businesses – similar to the fictional Robin Hood, he enjoys helping people keep their hard-earned money and stop writing increasing checks to Big Electricity. In an effort to increase solar awareness, Robin also contributed to the book Solar Power Your Home for Dummies. In his spare time, Robin enjoys spending time with his wife and four great children, playing and coaching basketball, and hiking/biking the trails of the Sierra Nevadas. On occasion, you can even find him singing his own songs and playing guitar for children as Robin and the Earthlings.