June 10, 2013

NABCEP is a Proud Supporter of Intersolar North America

Filed under: News — Richard Lawrence @ 9:52 am

Clifton Park, June 10, 2013

Intersolar North America, now in its seventh year, is taking place in San Francisco, CA, on July 8-10, 2014. NABCEP encourages its Registered Continuing Education Providers to exhibit at the most-attended US solar event. Benefit from the valuable networking opportunities and make connections with 27,000 professionals at the Moscone Convention Center.

Intersolar and NABCEP have a mutual interest in providing even more installer workshops in the field of Photovoltaics, PV Production, Energy Storage and Solar Heating and Cooling Technologies at Intersolar North America 2014. To that end, NABCEP Registered Continuing Education Providers exhibiting at Intersolar will receive the opportunity to hold a technical training workshop during the exhibition.


Workshop sessions may focus on the following training types:


  • Technical details of new products
  • Troubleshooting techniques and concerns
  • Appropriate system design
  • New applications for products


Workshop Quick Facts


Date                 July 8 – 9, 2014

Time                Morning Session or Afternoon Session (starting times TBD)

Duration         3.5 hours, includes 30 minutes of break time

Venue              Moscone Center, Level 3

Cost                 $300 per workshop


Provided           Workshop venue in the Moscone Center

Light beverages during breaks

A/V equipment with projectors, screens

Promotion of the Exhibitor Technical Workshops (online and print)



Possibility for workshop providers to sponsor catering to their attendees


In order to become a workshop provider NABCEP Registered Continuing Education Providers will need to exhibit at Intersolar North America – apply here. Reserve your preferred booth space with Intersolar’s Booth Selector. For more information regarding pricing, venue information, available services, contact details, view Intersolar’s Exhibitor Information and Post-Show Report.

In order to help NABCEP Certificants and other supporters to attend, NABCEP has arranged special discounts on conference admission and workshop registrations, including free admission to the exhibition hall ($150 value!).

  • Free Exhibition Entry
  • 20% off Full Conference Package
  • 20% off PV Package
  • 10% off Technical Workshops

Registration codes will be provided to NABCEP Certificants within specific NABCEP Email Blasts. Registration will open in March 2014.

NABCEP will once again have a strong presence at this conference with a booth, a presentation by Executive Director, Richard Lawrence, on the lnnovation and Application Stage, and NABCEP Continuing Education Credits from workshops presented by Solar Energy International on each day of the event.

NABCEP is pleased to be a supporter of this exceptional industry conference and exhibition.  We encourage everyone in the solar industry to attend.  Mark your calendars for Intersolar North America 2014.

About Intersolar

With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.

Since being established in 2008, Intersolar North America has developed into the continent’s most attended solar event and the premier networking platform for the solar industry. Running in parallel with SEMICON West, it takes place annually at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, which is the most important US solar market.

The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

A total of 576 exhibitors and 17,881 trade visitors participated in Intersolar North America in 2013. The conference featured more than 50 sessions with over 200 speakers and catered to about 1,600 attendees.

With more than 20 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world’s most influential markets. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, Beijing and São Paulo. From 2014, these global events are being complemented by the Intersolar Summits taking place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.

For more information on Intersolar North America, please visit: www.intersolar.us

June 6, 2013

NABCEP Accredits First East Coast PV Installation Company

Filed under: News — Richard Lawrence @ 9:17 am

Clifton Park, NY, June 6, 2013 – NABCEP

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is very pleased to announce that Yes! Solar Solutions of Raleigh, North Carolina has achieved NABCEP Company Accreditation. They are the first east coast Company to achieve this credential. To earn this accreditation the PV installation company had to undergo a thorough and rigorous application and review process that included the submission of procedures and policies and an independent, third party inspections of previously installed systems. The core elements of NABCEP Company Accreditation include: employment of NABCEP certified installation and technical sales personnel, documented and consistent policies and programs as they relate to the operations of the company, ongoing worker training program(s), and a strong focus on worker safety.

Richard Lawrence, Executive Director of NABCEP, says; “Earning the NABCEP Company Accreditation is a major accomplishment for Yes! Solar Solutions. In order to achieve this accreditation they had to demonstrate a company-wide commitment to quality assurance throughout the sales, installation, and after-sale process.” He continues, “Our entire organization congratulates the team at Yes! Solar Solutions. They were a pleasure to work with during the application process and we were especially impressed with the results of the third-party inspections of their PV systems where they obtained a perfect score.”

Yes! Solar Solutions co-founders Stew Miller and Kathy Miller have been committed to having the most highly trained solar team since founding the company in 2009. Their emphasis on training and on NABCEP certification for employees has been a core value during the growth of the company.

President and co-founder Stew Miller states, “Our strategy is to be the best solar company we can be, to be more than we are required to be, and to have as close to 100% satisfaction as possible. The NABCEP Company Accreditation allowed us to examine our processes, with a third party audit. To have a perfect audit score was proof that it is our team that deserves the credit.”

CEO Kathy Miller cites the Yes! sponsorship of training, study time, prep classes and exam fees as evidence of commitment to having NABCEP certified employees. “For a small company, we are proud that our project managers, our construction manager and our salespeople are all NABCEP certified, and new employees are required to either have entry level NABCEP training or achieve it within 90 days. The NABCEP Company Accreditation is a good way to maintain a quality level for long-term growth and has a direct impact on customer satisfaction created by our installation and sales teams. And the marketing potential is a bonus.”

About NABCEP: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP is a volunteer board of representatives who are chosen based on their experience and involvement in the solar energy industry. NABCEP’s mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more visit www.nabcep.org.

About Yes! Solar Solutions:  Yes! Solar Solutions designs and installs custom solar photovoltaic electric and solar water heating systems for residential, commercial, government and non-profit clients. Yes! Solar Solutions is committed to changing the way customers think about energy, while providing the education and resources to help make that change. Our mission is to create value for our customers, employees, and partners with sustainable solutions that enhance all of our lives. In addition being a NABCEP certified company, we are Green Plus certified company, committed to triple bottom line sustainability in people, performance and planet. For information visit www.yessolarsolutionsnc.com.