CEGA, one of the leading solar companies in the Southern California region, announces the appointment of Ralph Krongold as its new Chief Solar Trainer. Mr. Krongold will be responsible for conducting training sessions for contractors and other interested people looking to get involved in the solar industry.
Mr. Krongold was responsible for the development and implementation of a Solar/Renewable Energy Program at Los Angeles Valley College. Prior to that, as a professor he taught Solar Energy/PV at Santa Monica City College.
The selection of Mr. Krongold as Chief Solar Trainer for CEGA, was a natural fit due to his more than 40 years of industry experience as an Electrical Engineer in the fields of Solar Energy, Aerospace, Assistance Technology and Product Development along with his extensive background as an Adjunct Professor at various community colleges and career schools in the fields of Solar Energy, Electronics and Mathematics.
Solar Energy and Clean Technologies became a passion to Mr. Krongold some time ago with his critical role in the design and development of the sensor processing electronics for the history-making, solar-powered aircraft, Helios.
In early 2012, Mr. Krongold traveled to Costa Rica to participate in a program for college instructors that focused on various types of renewable energy and sustainable living.
“I am delighted to be a member of the CEGA team,” Krongold says, “and to have the opportunity to use my skills and expertise to help society in its transition to cleaner, safer energy. I am confident that CEGA will play a significant role in the design and installation of residential, commercial and industrial solar PV systems in Southern California and beyond.”
Mr. Krongold holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from New York University (NYU), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York (CCNY). In addition, he has a NABCEP certification, which gives him the authority to not only install Solar PV systems, but also to teach and evaluate the competency of solar practitioners.
With his extensive academic and professional experience, Ralph Krongold is poised to help further the progress of the Solar Energy Industry. As Chief Solar Trainer at CEGA, he will be at the cutting edge of new industry developments, while spreading his knowledge to others who can help advance the country’s critical path toward expanding nationwide installation of clean energy sources.