June 29, 2012

NABCEP Seeks Input from Small Wind Industry

Filed under: News — Brownstone @ 9:48 am

Clifton Park, NY, June 29, 2012 – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) invites professionals in the small wind industry to provide input on the development of NABCEP’s Small Wind Entry Level Program. Small wind installers, site assessors, educators and trainers, manufacturers, distributors, sales and marketing professionals, state program managers, and all others with expertise in small wind are invited to sign up to participate in an industry validation survey for the program. 

Participants in the online survey will be reviewing and evaluating a set of Small Wind Entry Level Learning Objectives. These learning objectives are designed to describe the fundamental knowledge and skills required for entry level small wind practice in a variety of job settings and roles. When finalized, they will provide guidance for the development of small wind education and training programs, will be used to establish the test content outline for an entry level small wind exam, and will help ensure that entry level small wind practitioners have the requisite knowledge and skills for safe and effective practice. For purposes of this program, “Small Wind” has been defined as systems rated at 100 kw or less.

To sign up to be a part of the survey, please use the following link:


Note: This is not the link to the actual survey—you will be getting an email invitation with a unique password-protected link directly from NABCEP-SW@proexam.org (NABCEP’s contractor on the study). To ensure delivery of this invitation, please add NABCEP-SW@proexam.org to your email address book or approved senders list.
Ezra Auerbach, NABCEP’s Executive Director says, “NABCEP thanks the subject matter experts that volunteered their time and expertise to produce this thoughtful and extensive set of Learning Objectives. I heartily invite the Small Wind Industry to support the volunteers’ efforts by getting involved in the validation process by signing up for and completing the survey.”

June 12, 2012

NABCEP Partners with SolarNexus to Support Solar Industry Best Practices

Filed under: News — Brownstone @ 9:06 am

Software improves quality of sales and operations management for solar contractors

Clifton Park, NY, June 12, 2012 – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and SolarNexus, the leading supplier of web-based solar business management software, have announced a new partnership to help solar contractors improve quality throughout their organizations.

NABCEP’s top objectives include the promotion of solar contractors’ quality and skills, and to increase consumer confidence.  SolarNexus helps solar contractors profitably manage projects, organize client data, and collaborate with team members, accelerating the process of selling, installing and maintaining solar systems. With features like milestone tracking and the ability to document and archive critical information, SolarNexus supports best practices throughout the entire project – from the sale, to installation, and over the entire life of the system.

Ezra Auerbach, Executive Director at NABCEP, expressed his enthusiasm about the relationship. “We’re excited to work with SolarNexus. NABCEP is about improving quality throughout the entire solar value chain – not just technical disciplines, but business management as well.  SolarNexus helps solar contractors streamline and organize their sales and operations processes, meaning the quality of their operations is vastly improved.”

As part of the agreement between the organizations, NABCEP Certified Installers and NABCEP Certified Technical Sales representatives are eligible for a special discount on SolarNexus licenses.  SolarNexus also helps provide a streamlined system that allows contractors that are interested in pursuing the new NABCEP Company Accreditation a more efficient way of organizing much of the information required.

“We’ve found that contractors that pursue NABCEP certification tend to be particularly focused on running their operations well.  That’s why SolarNexus is the software solution that so many NABCEP Certified professionals use to manage their businesses,” said Eric Alderman, SolarNexus President/CEO. “This partnership allows us to provide even more value to NABCEP Certified professionals, and will make it easier for them to prepare for NABCEP Company Accreditation.”

NABCEP Certified professionals can learn more about the partnership and the 10% discount click here. The SolarNexus discount is for all licenses within an account when one or more employee is a NABCEP Certified Installer or NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales representative. 

Or, for further details on the SolarNexus solar business management software, visit solarnexus.com.


About SolarNexus

SolarNexus Inc. provides solar business management software that makes it cheaper, faster and more profitable to sell, install and maintain solar systems. Designed specifically for the solar industry, the solution streamlines sales, operations, and administrative processes, thereby increasing sales and lowering costs.  SolarNexus is web-based and facilitates collaboration among team members and externally with key suppliers and partners. For more information, visit www.solarnexus.com.