About Me

Liz Merry Resume


Liz Merry is the sole proprietor of Verve Solar Consulting. Contact her at 2402 Westernesse Rd., Davis, CA 95616, 530-757-7808, LMerry (at) vervesolar.com

Ms. Merry has been educating people about the solar industry since 2001, when she first organized a group of homeowners to install PV systems as a group in Davis, CA. Since 2006 Ms.Merry has taught more than 2,800 students about the solar industry through course sponsors such as: Solar Energy International, Solar Power International, Renewable Energy World, Solar Living Institute, UC Berkeley Extension, Pacific Energy Center, and many others.


  • M.B.A., Urban Land Development, Sacramento State University, 1999
  • B.A. Philosophy, UCLA, 1988

Completed Training

  • Grid Direct Design and the NEC, Solar Energy International, 2010
  • Solar Electric Fundamentals and Grid-Direct Design with Lab Week, Solar Energy International, 2010
  • PV Design Online, Solar Energy International, 2008
  • Solar Sales and Marketing, Andy Black, 2007
  • PV One-day installation, GRID Alternatives, 2007
  • The Art of Leadership, Rockwood Foundation, 2005
  • PV Installation Basics, ASES Conference, 2004
  • PV system owner since 2001


  • Instructor and curriculum development for solar business and career courses since 2007
  • Author, “Ask Ms. Liz” Careers Column at SolarToday.org since February 2009
  • Author and Editor, Customers Guide to Solar Power Purchase Agreements
  • Executive Director, NorCal Solar, 2005-2007
  • Marketing Director, Valley Energy Efficiency Corporation, 2002-2004


Client List


  • Allied Schools
  • AmeriSkills Tech
  • Applied Professional Training
  • American Solar Energy Society
  • Californa Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Cantrill Solar Project
  • Cooperative Community Energy
  • CentroSolar
  • City of Davis
  • City of Palo Alto Utilities
  • Clean Power Research
  • Conergy USA
  • Davis Mutual Housing Association
  • Interstate Renewable Energy Council
  • Itron


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