Anthony Alexander
CSE Math/Electricity PV Instructor Instructor: Center for Sustainable Energy
Bronx Community College
Snow House

Anthony@Energyproinsulation.com

In 1992 Anthony Alexander started working in the building trades as an apprentice for a NYC electrical contractor and later as a lighting technician at the American Museum of Natural History. After an associate's in Business from St John's University, he began teaching electrical installations at the Berk Trade & Business School. His first class graduated the same night of the 2003 blackout, which pushed him to learn, teach & install renewable energy specifically Photovoltaics.

In 2009 he created an Electrical Theory for PV course for the Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College, later at NYC Technical College & LaGuardia Community College. That same year he also helped build Solar1's Green Workforce Training Program as training director and lead instructor.

After studying systems theory, whole building approach, and quantifying skills in green trades he obtained LEED AP credentials specializing in Building Design & Construction (BD&C) and several Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications & proctoring class/field exams. Green training continued with the local NYC Urban Green USGBC chapter for certification as a GPro trainer, NYC Energy Codes and passed the NABCEP PV installer exam in 2012. Also holding an OSHA certification, EPA AC license (type 2&3), and a level 2 Infrared Thermography certification. He has also been a NY PV Sun trainer's network instructor for the past two years delivering trainings to Architects, Engineers, NYC DOB electrical inspectors, local building officials and first responders.

He's currently teaching throughout NYC or installing as a NYSERDA Solar PV installer, if he's not busy playing music as a DJ and drummer/percussionist or other instrument.



Kim Curran, B.A.

Photovoltaic Instructor: Center for Sustainable Energy
Bronx Community College
Snow House, Room 103
718-933-1604

kim.curran@bcc.cuny.edu

Kim started her photovoltaic career as a solar student at Center for Sustainable Energy in 2007. Currently she is a photovoltaic instructor at CSE.  She works with NYC High Schools on Introduction to Solar Energy curricula, solar hands-on projects and relevant site tours.  At CSE Kim also coordinates sustainability efforts with local community organizations: green jobs, urban farming, waterways, energy efficiency, recycling and renewable energy.  In May, 2012 she presented on PV technologies, applications and industry trends at the Ulyanovsk State Technical University in Russia.



Siddhartha S. Katoley, MSME

AutoCAD Instructor: Center for Sustainable Energy
Bronx Community College
Snow House

Siddhartha.Katoley@bcc.cuny.edu

Siddhartha Katoley graduated with a Master's Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded a full scholarship to fund his research in wind energy technology. At Southwest Windpower, in Flagstaff, AZ he helped design Skystream 3.7 – the world's first advanced small wind turbine funded by the DOE. The design went on to win the TIME Magazine's top 10 inventions of 2006 award. He then worked at PicoTurbine International in New York City as their CTO where he undertook several responsibilities. He designed 3 educational products, helped develop business through newsletters, conferences, mentoring, outreach and marketing and helped develop a brand identity which has strengthen the company's national and international presence. He currently teaches Introductory CAD Design Lab and previously served as the Associate Director at the CSE.


Samara Levine

Grid-Tied Solar Instructor: Center for Sustainable Energy
Bronx Community College
Snow House

samara.levine@gmail.com

Over the past 8 years, Samara Levine has designed, developed and managed the construction of over 450 solar power systems in NY, NJ, CT, RI, MD, MI, MO, TX, RI, and IN. She is a NABCEP PV Installer and has taught solar installation best practices for over 6 years. In 2010, she co-founded American Solar Partners, a solar power development company. She currently teaches the Advanced PV Grid Tied class.


Scott Sousa
Scott Sousa

Solar Instructor: Center for Sustainable Energy
Bronx Community College
Snow House

ssousa@sunationsolarsystems.com

Scott has been a Licensed Master Electrician on Long Island since 1986 and is a NABCEP certified PV installer. In 2011, he was awarded the very first SunPower Master Designer and Installer certifications. He has designed and managed the installation of over 1300 residential and commercial solar projects since joining SUNation in 2005. Scott is an IREQ Certified Instructor – PV installation professional, He performs instruction for CUNY's Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College and the Electrical Training Center in Copiague, New York. When Scott is not busy making his customers happy by reducing their electrical bills, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, children and dog Wilson. His hobbies include skiing, reading and watching classic movies.


Hugo Pandernera

Off-Grid Solar Instructor: Center for Sustainable Energy
Bronx Community College
Snow House

hugocanasto@gmail.com

Hugo studied Electro Mechanical Engineering at the Cordoba National University, in Argentina. After finishing college, he moved to the United State in 1996. Hugo became a solar trainer in 2001, earning the IREC certification as a Solar Master trainer in 2010. He develops the solar curricula for entry levels and advance classes of many courses. Hugo has been sharing with his students his passion for renewable energy technologies and his years of experiences in the field.

Hugo had the opportunity to work for the top most important solar companies on the Northeast of the United States. In 2012, he became the Director of Engineering of a multinational energy company, being responsible for all its America's EPC PV projects.

Hugo's exposure to renewable energy began at a very early stage at the family's farm with his grandfather's wind powered radio. In 2013, he and his family returned to Argentina to live closer to the Nature. Today, Hugo is an International Solar consultant and Latin American representative of a US Engineering firm. When he is not working on a project, he lives off the grid with his wife and two sons in the family's eco farm. Hugo is still teaching solar classes in the USA and Latin America.

He still enjoys his enthusiasm for electric vehicles and he is an active amateur radio operator.