Johnny Weiss co-founded Solar Energy International in 1991. He is a solar educator, consultant, certified Industrial Trainer and solar building professional. He has more than 20 years experience teaching the practical applications of the renewable energy technologies of solar, wind and water power. As an associate professor for 10 years at the Colorado Mountain College, he helped develop and teach a hands-on vocational training program in solar thermal, photovoltaics, energy efficiency and construction skills. Johnny has extensive practical experience as a natural house builder and licensed general contractor. He is knowledgeable in the environmental building technologies of earth and straw bale construction. Johnny regularly works with Native Americans RE training programs. Johnny works in international sustainable development programs and projects helping transfer renewable energy technologies to the developing world.