As a requirement to receive an incentive through the Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP) or financing through the Smart-E Loan program, Connecticut Green Bank maintains the right to send out a third-party inspector on its behalf to assess whether your project has been installed in accordance with relevant codes and specifications.
If your solar PV, HVAC, energy efficiency, or hot water heating system is selected for inspection, you will first be notified of a forthcoming inspection by the Green Bank. Then the inspector will contact you by email and/or phone to arrange for a date and time for the inspection.
If you have any questions about the Green Bank’s solar PV inspections process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.gosolarct.com. For more details on the Smart-E Loan program, please visit https://www.ctgreenbank.com/smarte or contact email@example.com
Although the inspector is not responsible for remedying issues with installation, the inspector will report any findings back to the Green Bank and your installer.
Connecticut Green Bank Inspectors
Dan DiLernia – Smart-E Program
Dan owns and operates D&E Air Solutions, and has offered inspection services to the CT Green Bank since 2015. A professional educator in the CT State Technical High School System, Dan holds licenses as an HVAC and Sheetmetal Contractor, as well as certification as an authorized OSHA trainer. Dan has installed high efficiency gas furnaces, ductless heating systems, geothermal heat pumps, and ducted air conditioning systems. As part of the Project Learning Tree program offered by DEEP, Dan also learned how to educate students about the environment. Due to his wide range of skills and knowledge, we are more than pleased to have Dan as one of our third-party inspectors.
Disha Bhonsle – Smart-E Program
Ms. Disha Bhonsle is an Energy Engineer at Green Banyan Consulting with experience in utility energy efficiency programs, renewable energy resources, lighting and HVAC technologies. She performs technical reviews of large C&I projects, benefit cost analysis and energy savings calculations for energy efficiency projects in Connecticut and New York. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of New Haven, CT.
Pasquale (Pat) Ciarleglio – Smart-E Program
Pat has been inspecting for the CT Green Bank since 2016. In his role as an educator in the CT Technical High School System (CTHSS), Pat has supervised the construction of “E-Houses,” which are model houses designed and built by technical high school students and instructors for the purposes of demonstrating just how efficient a house can be. Pat holds master licenses as a solar thermal contractor, plumbing, heating & cooling contractor, in addition to his OSHA Train-the-Trainer certification. He is currently the education consultant for the licensed construction career areas for the CTHSS and oversees the related instruction programs for the apprenticeship program for the State of Connecticut. He attended Central Connecticut State University and holds teaching certification from State Department of Education. In addition, Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a MBA in Management and Organizational Leadership from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven.
Peter Governale – Smart-E Program
Peter is a certified International Ground Source Heat Pump (IGSHPA) trainer, installer, and designer. He has worked as a third-party geothermal inspector and consultant from 2010-2014. For 35 years, he has owned and operated Tuscany Design and Build, designing and installing Zero Energy commercial, institutional and residential buildings. The company integrates renewable energy sources along with quality construction and energy efficient design. The company has installed over 600 tons of geothermal capacity and saved over $11 million through energy efficiency and renewable energy design. He also is a NABCEP solar instructor and Solar Thermal instructor.
Paul Aloi – Solar PV Program
Paul was an operations manager for a Utility-scale solar PV company, managing over 51 commercial installations of over 28 MW, from design through final commission. He has qualified to be a NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate and has completed several other solar PV-related courses. Earlier in his career, Paul owned and operated an Electrical Contracting business working on solar PV, solar thermal and fuel cell installations for 20 years. Paul holds a Master Electrical License as well as a Construction Management Certificate (CCM) from University of Hartford, Construction Institute. Paul has been an inspector for the CT Green Bank since 2015.
Richard Dziadul – Solar PV Program
Richard has been inspecting solar PV for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) since 2011. He is a NABCEP Certified Professional and holds an Electrical Solar Contractor License in the state of Connecticut. As a former installer and current industry professional, Richard has designed and installed over 100 solar PV systems, including the Yale Swing Dorm. Richard holds BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and an MBA from University of Connecticut. He is a retired Peace Corps Volunteer.
Raymond Mencio – Solar PV Program
Ray Mencio has been a third-party inspector for the CT Green Bank for six (6) years. He also supervised the construction of the Connecticut Technical High School Systems (CTHSS) “E-Houses,” which are fitted with Solar PV, Solarthermal, and other renewable energy and efficiency technologies. He graduated from W.F. Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury and has been an Electrical Contractor (E-1) for over forty-five (45) years. He attended Central Connecticut State University and holds both teaching and department head certifications from Connecticut State Department of Education. As part of his forty-two (42) years of state service, Ray served twenty-two (22) years as the Education Consultant for the CTHSS, overseeing the Construction Career Trades. He has also completed the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP) training.
Jeff Pooler – Solar PV Program
Jeff began working in the electrical industry in 1993 and currently holds an E-1 Master electrician license with the State of Connecticut. He also holds an Electrical Inspector and Building Official license with the State of Connecticut. He began working for the Town of Southington as the municipal Electrical Inspector in February 2012, and is currently the Building Official.
Nate Roumanis – Solar PV Program
Nate is a NABCEP PVI certified professional who holds a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Vermont. He has spent 8+ years in the solar industry working as an installer, designer, and project manager. For the last 3+ years, Nate has owned and operated Sunrise Solar Consulting (SSC). SSC is a firm that specializes in providing its clients with the information, guidance and engineering services required to complete code compliant projects in an efficient, cost effective manner. He has designed, worked on and overseen hundreds of residential PV projects and dozens of commercial PV projects throughout his career. Nate will be inspecting mainly in the southern Connecticut area.
Mike Siefker – Solar PV Program
Mike is the Electrical department head at the Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden, CT. He owns and operates his own electrical contracting business for both residential and commercial installations. Mike is a licensed Master Electrician (E-1) in the state of Connecticut.
Bob Wassung – Solar PV Program
Bob is a NABCEP-certified renewable energy expert and consultant with extensive experience in the solar PV and renewable energy field. He has been a solar inspector for the CT Green Bank (and its predecessors) since 2006. He is an electrical consultant with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of site survey, design, project management, procurement and commissioning of commercial construction projects. Bob has worked on Solar PV build outs including residences, commercial institutions, U.S. Military bases and USDA Forest Service properties.
James Williamson – Solar PV and Smart-E Programs
James is a CT licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Haven. He is a Senior Energy Engineer with Green Banyan Consulting – an engineering consulting firm based out of New Haven, CT. His past work includes energy auditing, MEP design, building diagnostic testing, and utility energy efficiency program support.