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Jon Proffitt

Director of Applications Engineering


Career Biography


Jon leads Lumin's applications engineering efforts, training Lumin certified installers on how to integrate the energy management platform into their businesses. His solar industry experience helps him understand the complexities of new technology integration and his passion for innovation motivates him to continuously work with the Lumin team to improve the product.  

Jon began his career in clean energy at Virginia Tech as a graduate student and research assistant studying community renewable energy systems. After graduation, Jon returned to his hometown of Charlottesville to work for the non-profit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP). There he helped develop tools for energy measurement and verification projects and launched one of Virginia's first and most successful community Solarize programs, Solarize Charlottesville. In 2014, Jon joined the Sigora Solar team to help grow the business and expand into new markets. Jon is also very passionate about sharing his love of solar with the community. Each year Jon gives numerous presentations to local schools about the science and benefits of solar energy as well as participating in the Dominion and the National Energy Education Project’s Solar for Students program. Jon has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Mary Washington and a Master’s of Science from Virginia Tech. He is a NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional.

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