Gary Handelin has a BSEE and MBA, is a registered professional electrical engineer licensed in Nevada and Hawaii, was a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, is an IREC Master Trainer Emeritus, SEI alumnus, HERS I and II Certified Rater and BPI Building Analyst.

He provides consulting services for energy efficiency and alternative energy systems through his company, Solar Independence, located in Carson City, NV. Servivces include whole house energy audits, PV site analysis, design and preparation of submittal plans, design reviews, project management, site commissioning and training. He has more than 20 years experience with solar thermal systems and occasionally gets involved with wind and micro-hydro applications, but the majority of his time is spent focusing on both off grid and grid tied solar PV systems in Nevada and the surrounding states.