The PV Trainers Network (PVTN) concluded its activities in Dec 2017 and is no longer providing trainings or technical assistance to local governments on solar PV. Local governments and other stakeholders should contact NYSERDA’s NY-Sun Program at with any training, technical assistance requests or general inquiries. The NY-Sun Program will continue to help local governments develop solar in their communities. For more information visit:

Click on the names below to learn more about the experts who develop and deliver the trainings through the Network’s member organizations.

Policy and Planning 

christinaChristina Becker-Birck

Program Director, Meister Consultants Group

emilyEmily Chessin

Policy Expert

ryan cookRyan Cook

Policy Expert


chadChad Laurent

Chad Laurent, Esq., Legal and Policy Expert


egan thumbEgan Waggoner



triaTria Case

Director of Sustainability, CUNY

laurieLaurie Reilly

Communication Director for Sustainable CUNY, CUNY

Kenyetta Lovings thumbKenyetta Lovings

Policy Expert

Derric Meister thumbDerric Meister

Policy Expert

OberkehrBill Oberkehr

Policy Expert

a silvermanAllison Silverman

Policy Expert

bacherJessica Bacher

Executive Director of the Land Use Law Center, Pace Law School

lejavaJeff LeJava

Senior Staff Attorney, Pace Law School

nolonJohn Nolon

Professor of Law, Pace Law School

zezula thumbTiffany Zezula


Deputy Director for the Land Use Law Center, Pace Law School 



Codes, Safety, and Engineering

calhounJohn Calhoun, PE  

Master Trainer

clickDavid Click

Program Director of PV Project Engineering at the Florida Solar Energy Center

dotyJohn Doty


dunlopJames Dunlop

Owner, Jim Dunlop Solar

warfel thumbChris Warfel

Principal, Entech Engineering