Nick Carter

Dr. Nick Carter, founder and owner of npc Solar, is also founder and owner of npc Imaging. He was the organizer of the 2005 Santa Rosa Solar Homes Tour, President of the North Bay Chapter of the Electric Auto Association from 2002 to 2007 and served on the National Board of the Electric Auto Association from 2004 to 2006. He has designed, consulted on and worked on numerous PV installations around Sonoma and Marin Counties, as npc Solar and in conjunction with Affinity Energy, North Bay Solar Electric, Harmony Farm Supply and Solar Depot. Dr Carter currently drives a Solectria Force EV and has driven a freeway-capable electric vehicle since December 2001. He campaigns tirelessly for renewable energy and clean transportation. Dr Carter has a PhD in Physics and Music from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. In founding npc Solar, Dr Carter aims to bring those same high standards of customer service to the growing market for photovoltaic systems and to help clean energy generation progress until it is considered mainstream and polluting fossil-fuel sources are described as "alternative".


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