SMA Solar Academy Instructors

Being a PV specialist is just one qualification of our SMA Solar Academy instructors. Our experts possess decades of real-world experience in various high-tech fields. Solar Academy instructors maintain a close relationship with SMA product development engineers, as well as industry experts outside the company, to ensure that students receive only the most up-to-date training available.


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SMA Solar Academy Instructors

Greg Smith

Greg Smith has been a technical training specialist for the SMA Solar Academy since May 2008. He has 20 years of technical training experience specializing in curriculum development. Greg travels extensively in the United States and Canada teaching customers about SMA products, electrical code compliance and installation best practices. Greg, who holds a master’s degree in human resources administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in corporate training, spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a submarine sonar technician and master training specialist prior to his career at SMA.

Mike Mahon

Mike Mahon is a technical training specialist with the SMA Solar Academy, delivering in-person training and webinars covering SMA products and the basics of photovoltaics. Prior to joining SMA in 2011, Mike taught NABCEP Entry Level Exam preparation and PV installation and design classes for private firms and also to members of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Mike holds a PhD in chemical engineering and a master's in electrical engineering, and has worked in the energy industry since 1998.