January 29, 2010

NABCEP’s Vice Chair, Jane Weissman, talks about workforce development in SolarPro Magazine

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The February-March 2010 issue of SolarPro Magazine features an interview with NABCEP’s Vice Chair, Jane Weissman, who talks with SolarPro’s Managing Editor, Kathryn Houser, about workforce development and quality training opportunities for individuals and for training programs.

Weissman is also Executive Director of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, a 28-year old non-profit organization instrumental in rulemaking for connecting distributed power to the utility grid, workforce development, consumer protection and stakeholder coordination.

Read the full interview about workforce development and quality training with Jane Weissman.  Scroll down to find the article.

NABCEP cited in WSJ article on solar hot water

A thorough article about the value of solar hot water in the 1/28/10 issue of the Wall Street Journal cites NABCEP, IREC, DSIRE, SRCC and SEIA.

The article, Cheap Hot Water? Just Add Sunshine, also has a three-minute video that shows the installation process.

January 20, 2010

NABCEP News January 2010

Filed under: News — nabcep @ 10:38 am

With 2010 starting the new decade, NABCEP’s Executive Director, Ezra Auerbach, gives a rundown of news and activities that have been keeping NABCEP’s phone and email busy.

Read the NABCEP News newsletter for January 2010 (in both Word and PDF formats).

January 19, 2010

Solar credentials: what are they?

Certified, certificate holder, accredited,and licensed—do you know what they mean?  What’s the difference between them?

In the rapidly evolving world of renewable energy credentials for installers and training organizations, knowledge is power.

In the February/March 2010 edition of Home Power Magazine, NABCEP’s Ezra Auerbach explains and demystifies the terms to help the consumer know what to look for when selecting a solar installer.  Typically, certification status is awarded to an individual, and NABCEP is the organization that certifies solar photovoltaic and solar thermal installers.

Accreditation, on the other hand, is a credential awarded to a program or an organization that has met rigorous standards.  The non-profit, Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ), develops and maintains international standards for renewable energy training providers.

Read the article in the February/March 2010 edition of Home Power Magazine.