NABCEP Certification is the Gold Standard for certification in the PV installation industry. We at Rethink Electric think that it is a compelling factor that distinguishes our solar energy company when choosing who will install your solar energy system.
Energy is Important!
The energy sector of the global economy is vast in its scope. It underpins virtually every aspect of every industry.
The quality of the infrastructure that delivers this energy to businesses and consumers is therefore paramount for energy security and economic stability. For this reason, standards and certification organizations have developed who provide strict guidance on the proper installation of all electrical components, including photovoltaic systems.
What is NABCEP?
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) was founded with the mission “to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.”
Why Choose a NABCEP PV Installation Professional?
Becoming a certified NABCEP PV Installation Professional is voluntary and should not be considered an alternative to local training and state licensing requirements for electricians.
However, being a licensed electrician does not mean that a person has been trained specifically to work with solar photovoltaic systems.
Because the world’s energy infrastructure is in a transition towards relatively new technologies, certifications like these provide a measure of quality for training programs and installers to follow. They also give peace of mind to those seeking an installation when they see that this Solar PV Professional has the experience and training to do the job well!
What Qualifies an Installer to be NABCEP Certified?
Before being eligible to take the NABCEP certification exam, a minimum of 58 hours of advanced PV training is required as well as an OSHA 10 hour construction industry card or equivalent.
In addition to these requirements, a person seeking to take the NABCEP exam must have been personally responsible for making the decisions and installing several PV systems.
Whether you are a business or homeowner who wants to save money on your utility bill by investing in a solar PV installation, consider the value of choosing a NABCEP certified PV Installation Professional when choosing who will handle your solar panel installation.