Penn Martin

Penn Martin

Solar Energy Consultant

Buffalo Solar

Buffalo, NY USA

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Penn Martin


My road in life has been direct.
I went to college for engineering but did not end up graduating.
While living off-the-grid in a cabin up the side of Mount Shasta, it became apparent to me that part of my responsibility was to take care of the environment.
That inspiration launched me into a career in renewable energy, which began with a job as a renewable energy designer and salesperson for Wholesale Solar in Mount Shasta.
After a couple of years, I moved to the Sierra Foothills and continued to build my career in solar design and sales.
In 2021, I relocated to New York and joined Buffalo Solar as a solar energy consultant.
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Solar Energy Consultant

I help people implement solar energy solutions.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

My day mostly consists of working with Microsoft Excel and other programs to collect and analyze data. I look at a client's utilities and location data and whittle it down into a comprehensive proposal to accurately highlight the benefits of solar energy for the client's unique situation. I may also drive out and do on-site work, which can include taking roof measurements, looking at the electrical infrastructure, and bringing together all of the technical details to accurately design a project.