Pacific Solar Smart Homes founder and President James Smyth started his solar training and career in 2008.  James is one of three NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installers in Canada and the only one that installs systems full-time.  James worked closely with the provinces leading Solar installation firms like Swiss Solar Tech.  He received a lot of his training from these industry leaders and experts from Europe. 

James co-developed the Solar Thermal Training programs at Camosun College with fellow instructor Darren Vaux.  These two NABCEP Certified Installers won the President's Award at Camosun for this work.   James and Darren continue to lead the solar program and teach these programs at Camosun College which currently has 2 out of the 3 NABCEP certified installers in Canada.

James is a Red Seal Journeyman Plumber and he does contract work as the regional General Manager for other companies and firms like Pro Eco Energy and MD Energy Systems.  His experience is not limited to Solar Thermal, James also designs and installs Solar PV systems and has commercial experience with heat pumps and large boiler systems. 

James is also proud of his family and is active in his community coaching both girls in Soccer and Volleyball.  He enjoys family bike rides and hanging out at the beach.  And if James has any free time you might find him on his sail boat. 





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