Kathy Nicholson

Kathy is an energy engineering professional with over 30 years of experience helping businesses and homeowners produce and use clean energy efficiently and cost effectively. As Principal of Nicholson Energy Consulting LLC, I specialize in electrification and solar microgrid design for residential and commercial buildings. As a Home Energy Consultant with San Diego County Solar in Carlsbad, CA, I help homeowners reduce energy costs and gain energy independence, reliability, and resilience through solar energy, battery energy storage, energy efficiency, energy management, and electrification. While working as a Project Manager and Program Manager at a major electric utility, I led projects and programs with budgets up to $500K to demonstrate emerging, efficient, electric technologies as alternatives to fossil fuel technologies. I have influenced over 450 solar energy and energy efficiency projects. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Energy Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and I am a NABCEP Certified PV Installation ProfessionalĀ®. I am OSHA30 certified, and a proficient user of Aurora Solar design and sales software. My passion is using my technical knowledge and strong communication skills to empower people with accurate, current information so they can join the clean energy revolution in the best way possible for themselves financially.

Last Updated:
July 17, 2024


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