Q: What is your role on the True South Solar team?
I am the Solar Administrator for True South Solar. At first the majority of my job was to obtain permits for each client through a dozen different city and county jurisdictions. That is still my role but I find I am much more of a fixer/coordinator, providing a growing amount of required documentation and untangling complex webs. I also apply for customer incentives and net metering, then document our work with reports and photos. There are countless details in these processes and I once had a client thank me for being a “detail sleuth”.
Q: What’s your favorite part of the job?
As one of my co-workers put it: Our job is our activism. I thrive on working for a green company in an industry that benefits the environment. We also have excellent coffee, which I order from a local purveyor, another detail.
Q: When did you first start thinking about solar?
In ancient times kids had devices called transistor radios and mine was tiny, about the size of an iPhone but much thicker. My dad, always ahead of his time (first in the neighborhood to have a microwave oven by years) attached a miniature solar battery to my radio. “Everyone will use these in the future,” he promised. The future is now.
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in the sun?
Rain or shine you will find me walking labyrinths, my favorite form of meditation. I am also a trained labyrinth facilitator for what some call the sacred path. Mostly though, the sun means watching my garden grow and eating incredible tomatoes.