After a long career in the transportation industry, I found myself with a lot of time to study and research what was going on in the world. The Kyoto accords made me shudder, and I decided to become pro active about renewable energy. I started off by importing and selling Chineese solar panels and wind turbines. While I developed the business I studied all the books and white pages I could find on the subjects. I only sold do it yourself kits to begin with, and that made it easy to study. I have since taken several classes and seminars on solar sales and design. I completed classes with Ever Blure Institute, and have continued to take classes with Solar Mooq and Heat Spring Learning Institute. Though the latter is structured in a way that makes it a little tougher to keep after, they provide some very good training. I am currently in my third year of serious study and will continue to as the industry grows.