Bill Huffman started as a volunteer at Grid Alternatives in January 2009 after retiring from Intel Corp. He quickly became a lead installer, and then accumulated over 25 jobs as a lead installer for Grid Alternatives. The following year he started working for a contractor and started his first professional work on two ranches in Auburn California. While on a job installing solar on a new custom home in the SF Bay Area, he met a contractor who liked his work and then he started working for the contractor on new custom homes. Over the years, he has expanded to work with a number of contractors throughout the SF Bay Area and into the Monterey Bay Area. In 2014 he also started doing a number of jobs on existing residential homes. He has been a certified Solar PV Installation Professional since 2012.