Apr 7, 2019
From staff reports
PARKERSBURG — A local authority on solar energy will speak to the League of Women Voters of Wood County at 6 p.m. April 22 in the Parkersburg City Council chambers.
Chip Pickering started Pickering Energy Solutions, a West Virginia company that installs, owns and maintains solar photovoltaic power systems in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
The meeting is open to the public.
“As citizens of the world we must protect our planet from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity,” Charmaine Dotson, president of the League of Women Voters of Wood County, said.
Pickering is the chief executive officer of Pickering Associates, an architectural and engineering firm in Parkersburg, and vice president of Davis, Pickering and Co., an electrical contracting firm in Marietta.
He is responsible for development, training and construction quality programs for Davis Pickering.
He is a professional engineer, a project management professional and has a LEED certification for building design and construction. Pickering also is a certified photovoltaic installer through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.
Pickering has worked on several projects in Haiti and Africa.
Pickering’s company mission is to encourage, develop and facilitate the use of solar and other forms of renewable energy. Pickering Energy Solutions brings individuals and organizations that would like to incorporate renewable energy into their lives together with investors that are looking to invest in renewable energy technologies.
“The preservation of the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the earth’s ecosystem is essential for maximum protection of public health and the environment. The interrelationships of air, water and land resources should be recognized in designing environmental safeguards. The federal government should have the major role in setting standards for environmental protection and pollution control,” Jane Burdette, a public relations chairman of the League, said.