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    Want to know what’s happening with NABCEP? Read ‘NABCEP News,’ featuring news, updates, technical issues and accomplishments of NABCEP’s certificants. The free newsletter is sent electronically, and all issues are archived on this page of the NABCEP website. Click here to subscribe to NABCEP News. If you have comments or wish to submit an article

  • NABCEP Volunteer Opportunities

    New NABCEP Credentials in Need of Committee Members NABCEP has been funded by NYSERDA to develop a  credential for photovoltaic system inspectors and solar heating system inspectors. We  are in search of subject matter experts to serve on a technical committee for each credential. We are particularly looking for municipal/AHJ system inspectors with knowledge of

  • New Coalition Forms to Promote Quality in Clean Energy

    How Do You Protect Your Solar, Wind or Energy Efficiency Investment? New Coalition Says Start Asking for Quality Credentialed People, Products and Programs (Solar Power International, Chicago, IL, October 23, 2013) Groundbreaking growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries makes it more important than ever that consumers, energy incentive programs and industry can distinguish

  • Solar Salespeople Better Know Their Stuff

    Clifton Park, September 25, 2013 Solar Power World, Solar Salespeople Better Know Their Stuff by Richard Lawrence, Executive Director (NABCEP).  It’s important for solar installers to know their stuff, but a PV technical sales professional also should be one of the most knowledgeable people in the company. Not only does this position require a strong

  • NABCEP is a Proud Supporter of Intersolar North America

    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

  • NABCEP Accredits First East Coast PV Installation Company

    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

  • NABCEP Announces Accredited PV Installation Company

    Clifton Park, NY, February 20, 2013 – NABCEP The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is very pleased to announce that Synergy Solar and Electrical Systems, Inc of Sebastopol, California has achieved NABCEP Company Accreditation. To earn this accreditation the PV installation company had to undergo a thorough and rigorous application and review

  • NABCEP Announces Executive Director Retirement

    Clifton Park, N.Y. January 30, 2013 The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announced today that co-founder and current Executive Director, Ezra Auerbach, is stepping down effective January 31, 2013. The organization has named Richard Lawrence, currently the Director of Operations, to the post of Executive Director. Don Warfield, Chairperson of NABCEP says,

  • Changes to PV Installer Certification

    The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has voted to implement changes to its PV Installer Certification. The changes that the Board approved this week include: A name change of the certification to NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional; Revised language to the introduction, scope statement, the job description in the Job Task Analysis

  • NABCEP Invites Stakeholder Input to Proposed Changes to PV Installer Certification Program

    NABCEP is seeking public comments on proposed changes to its flagship PV Installer certification program. The proposed changes are intended to better align the certification name, job description and eligibility criteria with the PV industry. NABCEP Chairperson, Don Warfield states, “The PV industry has grown enormously in the past decade. Similarly, the installation segment of

  • Continuing Education Conference Registration Now Open

    October 16, 2012, Clifton Park, NY- Registration is now open for the second annual NABCEP Continuing Education conference, which will be held from Friday, March 8 through March 10, 2013 at California State University Sacramento. The campus is home to the California Smart Grid Center. The conference will be open to NABCEP Certified Installers and Technical

  • NABCEP Announces First Accredited Company

    Clifton Park, NY, September 4, 2012 – NABCEP The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is very pleased to announce that Renova Energy Corp of Palm Desert, California is the first NABCEP Accredited PV Installation Company. To earn this accreditation the company had to undergo a thorough and rigorous application process that included

  • NABCEP Announces 2013 Exam Dates

    Clifton Park, NY, August 18, 2012 – NABCEP The Board of Directors of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announces 2013 examination and application deadline dates for all of its Certification Exams. The exams will be administered on April 20, 2013 and October 19, 2013. Application deadline dates are February 1, 2013

  • NABCEP Seeks Input from Small Wind Industry

    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

  • NABCEP Partners with SolarNexus to Support Solar Industry Best Practices

    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

  • NABCEP Releases New Resource Guide for Solar Heating Installers

    May 15, 2012 – (Clifton Park, NY) The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce the release of a new Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide. This new resource guide is aligned with the NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Job Task Analysis and it makes an excellent study companion for the NABCEP

  • NABCEP Launches Company Accreditation Program

    April 27, 2012 – (Clifton Park, NY) The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) proudly announces the launch of its new Company Accreditation Program for residential PV installation companies. The purpose of this program is to provide consumers with a meaningful way to select PV installation companies that have a commitment to clearly

  • 2012 NABCEP CE Conference a Success

    At the end of March, NABCEP hosted its first Continuing Education Conference. The event was a resounding success. Over 175 NABCEP Certified Professionals took part in two and a half days of training. Certificants who attended the entire weekend of training obtained fifteen Continuing Education hours towards recertification requirements. In addition to a wide range

  • Number of NABCEP PV Technical Sales Professionals up 30% — Next Exam Schedule Announced

    March 27, 2012  (Clifton Park, NY)  – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announced a 30% increase in NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certificants after the last round of exams. This certification, launched in the fall of 2010 and the newest NABCEP certification, now has 193 certificants. The 2012 PV Technical Sales Exam

  • NABCEP Continuing Education Conference Nears Sellout

    March 14, 2012  (Clifton Park, NY) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce that it’s first-ever NABCEP Continuing Education Conference is on track to sell out. Ezra Auerbach, NABCEP executive director says, “Space is now very limited and only a few registration opportunities remain. Anyone wanting to attend this

  • Namaste Solar is Seeking NABCEP Certified PV Installers

    Namaste Solar, a Colorado-based solar company, is seeking NABCEP Certified PV Installers. For more information go to www.namastesolar.com  

  • NYSERDA News Highlights NABCEP

    Check out NYSERDA’s (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) article featuring NABCEP here.

  • NABCEP Approves Changes to PV Installer Eligibility

    December 13, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announces revised eligibility criteria for the PV Installer Certification. Effective January 14, 2012 all applicants who are not accepted for the March 2012 exam will be required to meet the new standards. Any candidate who is currently eligible to

  • NABCEP Invites Comments on Revised PV Installer Eligibility Requirements

    November 4, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY)  – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has revised the eligibility requirements for their flagship Photovoltaic Installer Certification. The new requirements increase mandatory training hours and required installations, better define system size, and provide more definition to allowable forms of education. The draft revisions are available

  • NABCEP Releases New Resource Guide for PV Installers

    October 19, 2011 (Dallas, TX)  – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) released today the preliminary version of the Resource Guide for PV Installer Certification at the Solar Power International Conference in Dallas, TX.  The document follows the PV Installer Job Task Analysis and provides study and material for candidates who are

  • NABCEP Revises PV Installer Job Task Analysis

    October 4, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY)  – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) released today a revised version of the Job Task Analysis (JTA) for their PV Installer Certification. Ezra Auerbach, Executive Director of NABCEP, says; “The revisions that were released for publication today address many of the questions and concerns that

  • NABCEP Releases Job Task Analysis for Solar Heating Installer Certification

    September 29, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY)  – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce the release of the revised and updated Job Task Analysis (JTA) for its Solar Heating Installer Certification. The JTA is the result of a collaborative process undertaken by a group of thirteen subject matter experts

  • NABCEP Announces Continuing Education Conference

    September 22, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY)  –  The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce its first-ever Continuing Education (CE) Conference. This conference will be held from Friday, March 30th, 2012 until Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility in Malta, NY. The objective of this

  • NABCEP Announces Availability of Solar Heating Entry Level Exam

    September 8, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce the official launch of its Solar Heating Entry Level Program. Building on the unprecedented success of the NABCEP Entry Level Photovoltaic Program, NABCEP has developed a similar program for the solar heating industry. Like other

  • NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification Next Exam Dates and Clarification of Eligibility Criteria

    August 10, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is releasing today clarification of the eligibility criteria to sit for its PV Technical Sales Exam. The clarifications address: verifiable sales experience, what constitutes a proposal and training. The terms of the eligibility are effective immediately and all candidates wishing to

  • Company Accreditation Survey is Open for Participation

    July 29, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to report that work continues to advance on the Company Accreditation program that was announced earlier this year. Owners and senior management personnel of residential and light commercial PV Installation companies are invited to offer their views

  • NABCEP Presents First Walt Ratterman Award

    June 13, 2011 (Boulder, CO) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) presented the first annual Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy to Wade Andrews of Namaste Solar in Boulder, Colorado on June 13, 2011. Wade, a NABCEP certificant, won for a 2010 domestic PV project on the Cal-Wood Education Center

  • NABCEP Announces Company Accreditation Program

    April 1, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announced today that it has progressed sufficiently far with its Company Accreditation program to share basic details of this long awaited program. Ezra Auerbach, NABCEP’s executive director says, “An ever growing number of companies are contacting us and asking

  • NABCEP Announces Results of First PV Technical Sales Exam

    February 28, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to congratulate the 97 individuals who achieved a passing score on the recently administered PV Technical Sales Examination. The group of inaugural certificants has demonstrated extensive knowledge of the complex range of activities that make up a

  • NABCEP Opens Online Store

    You can now show your support for NABCEP by displaying our corporate logo on a wide variety of items, ranging from cozy winter toques and pullover sweats to pens, flashlights, and even ANSI-approved safety caps. Visit our store at http://www.nabceponlinestore.org/, click on “The General Interest” tab and shop for NABCEP-branded goods. If you are a

  • Trojan Battery Sponsors NABCEP

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 – Trojan Battery Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries for renewable energy applications, today announced its corporate sponsorship of North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), which offers certification and entry-level knowledge assessment programs for renewable energy professionals throughout North America. Trojan’s sponsorship of

  • Join Solar Industry Leaders

    SolarTech’s Leadership Summit, March 29-30, 2011 in Santa Clara, CA, will address fundamental best practices to accelerate the solar industry’s long-term place in the U.S. energy mix. Some of today’s top industry leaders are on the agenda, including: Ezra Auerbach – Executive Director, NABCEP Jane Weissman – Executive Director, IREC Adam Browning, Co-Founder, Executive Director,

  • NABCEP Revises Eligibility Criteria for Small Wind Installer

    February 2, 2011 (Clifton Park, NY) – NABCEP The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to release revised eligibility criteria for their Small Wind Installer Certification.  The revised criteria will become effective immediately. Candidates wishing to apply for the September 2011 administration of the Small Wind Installer Certification Exam will use the

  • NABCEP Releases PV Technical Sales Resource Guide

    (Clifton Park, NY) – November 15, 2010 The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce the release of the PV Technical Sales Certification Exam Resource Guide, a useful and practical resource for those planning to take NABCEP’s PV Technical Sales Certification Exam. The first PV Technical Sales exam will be

  • Now Available: NABCEP PV Technical Sales Application

    Clifton Park, NY—NABCEP has announced that the application to sit for the PV Technical Sales Certification Exam is now available online at www.nabcep.org. The PV Technical Sales Certification is NABCEP’s first exam to be computer-based, and will be administered at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers. Application Deadline: December 10th, 2010 Exam Scheduling Deadline: January 7th,

  • NABCEP Releases Eligibility Criteria for PV Technical Sales Certification

    Clifton Park, NY, September 30, 2010 – NABCEP The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has released the eligibility criteria for its new Photovoltaic Technical Sales Certification. The organization is also pleased to announce that applications to sit for the Certification exam will be available on October 12, 2010 – a date selected

  • NABCEP Certificant Profiles

    NABCEP is publishing a series of profiles of Certificants. Learn more about the people who have earned NABCEP Certification by clicking on their name. John Koontz is a Senior Project Manager with HelioSage, LLC, located in Charlottesville, Virginia. He says, “It is important for the project manager to know all aspects of the project, from

  • Dynamic Growth Follows NABCEP’s Leadership Role

    Less than a year after certifying its 1,000th PV solar installer, NABCEP has accepted applications in record numbers for the 2010 Certified Installer Examination to be held on September 11, 2010. This year’s 598 applicants mark the second straight record-breaking year for the nation’s leading PV installer and trainer credentialing and certification organization. “It is

  • NABCEP Publishes Revised JTA for PV Installer Certification

    The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce the publication of a revised edition of the Job Task Analysis that is the foundational document for their industry-leading PV Installer Certification program. The Board accepted the recommendations of a wide-ranging group of subject matter experts who were empanelled to review the

  • Calendar set through Spring 2011 for NABCEP exams

    The dates for NABCEP’s certification exams for PV, solar thermal and small wind have been set through March 2011.  Deadline for applications for those exams have also been scheduled. July 9th, 2010: Application deadline for the September 11th, 2010  solar PV, solar thermal and small wind exams. September 11th, 2010: Exams for solar PV, solar

  • NABCEP Releases Small Wind Installer Certification Resource Guide; first small wind certifying exam on 9/11/10

    FOR RELEASE:  June 15, 2010 Contact: Ezra Auerbach (Clifton Park, NY) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has just released its Small Wind Installer Certification Exam Resource Guide, a useful and practical resource for those planning to take NABCEP’s Small Wind Installer Certification Exam.  The first small wind certifying exam is

  • NABCEP Announces the Creation of the Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy

    Clifton Park, NY, June 2, 2010 – NABCEP The Board and Staff of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) are pleased to announce the creation of the Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy. “We have launched this award to recognize and honor Walt and his astonishing renewable energy work among some

  • NABCEP Announces New Level in PV Installer Certification Program

    CLIFTON PARK, NY, May 20, 2010 – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announces new credentialing programs in response to growing renewable energy markets. NABCEP’s newest credential will be for qualified electricians (journeyman/journeyperson) who work in non-supervisory roles on PV installation crews. This certification will focus on installing PV systems safely and

  • NABCEP Releases the Small Wind Installer Certification Application Ahead of the September 2010 Exam

    Clifton Park, NY, May 19, 2010 – NABCEP The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce that effective immediately it is accepting applications to sit for the first administration of the Small Wind Installer Certification exam. This is NABCEP’s first certification for installers of a non-solar technology. It will target

  • NABCEP Seeks Volunteers to Help Develop a Company Accreditation Program

    Clifton Park, NY, May 5, 2010 – NABCEP Overview NABCEP is pleased to announce that it will develop a Company Accreditation Program for renewable energy companies that meet specific and verifiable criteria based on business practices, hiring practices, and social and environmental policies and practices. Working with the financial support of New York State Energy

  • NABCEP Certification Grows 25% Following the March 2010 Exam

    Clifton Park, NY, April 13, 2010 – NABCEP NABCEP would like to congratulate the 287 newly NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Installers who were notified last week that they had passed the March 13, 2010 Installer Certification exams. The PV Installer Certification took another giant leap with a 32% increase in candidates which ultimately

  • NABCEP Releases Job Task Analysis for new Photovoltaic Technical Sales Certification

    Clifton Park, NY, April 13, 2010 – NABCEP The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners has released the newly developed Job Task Analysis (JTA) for the upcoming Photovoltaic (PV) Technical Sales Certification. The JTA is a comprehensive list of all the measurable tasks that a practitioner performs and guides the development of the exam.

  • NABCEP News March/April

    The March/April issue of NABCEP News is on the NABCEP website, and not surprisingly, there’s a lot going on.  Executive Director Ezra Auerbach reports that NABCEP’s Board of Directors has approved the job task analysis (JTA)  for a new PV Technical Sales Certification.  And a 15-member committee is reviewing NABCEP’s JTA for its PV Certification,

  • Charting Your Solar Course: what to look for in renewable energy training programs

    Information about and courses for solar energy training used to be sparse with just a few organizations shouldering most of the load.  But in an amazingly short time, demand for trained installers has resulted in an explosion of course offerings across the U.S.  You’re interested in getting into the industry, but where do you start? 

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

    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

  • 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.

  • NABCEP News January 2010

    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).

  • 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

  • NABCEP Weighs in on National PV Installer Certification in SolarPro Magazine

    The article, The Correct Role for National PV Installer Certification in the December ’09/January ’10 issue of SolarPro magazine, asked, ‘what is the best path forward for NABCEP?’ Three industry experts, including NABCEP Executive Director, Ezra Auerbach, weigh in on the issue.  Read the full article.

  • A conversation with NABCEP Treasurer, Les Nelson

    Les Nelson’s solar thermal resume is nothing short of phenomenal.  Beginning in 1972, building prototype solar collectors for a start-up in Massachusetts, Les’s handiwork can be found in legislation and policy advocacy on numerous solar energy related issues at the state and federal levels.  He’s been a Director of the Solar Energy Industries Association since

  • From the Chair: A farewell, a hello

    This is my last column as NABCEP’s Chair, and at the same time my first Executive Director’s column. I am pleased to say that the Board of NABCEP has asked me to become the organization’s Executive Director. I started my new job on June 1, 2009.   In the meantime, Jane Weissman is acting Chair while

  • Installer’s Corner: Vicki McAninch, Meridian Solar, Austin, Texas

    Vicki McAninch is a remarkable wearer of many hats.  At Meridian Solar, she’s answered phones, invoiced clients, designed and installed PV systems for residential and commercial clients.  She’s technically brilliant: graduating from Baylor University in 2000 with a BS in Engineering with electronic and computer emphases.  She’s a mom with two daughters, and is currently

  • NABCEP Names New Executive Director

      Malta, NY, June 5, 2009 – NABCEP The Board of Directors of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is pleased to announce that Ezra Auerbach has been appointed as the organization’s Executive Director. At the same time, the Board wishes to express its sincere thanks to Think Energy, Inc., which has

  • Certification is not mandatory

    Last month, I learned that another major incentive program for solar electric installations had included language that required NABCEP certification to be able to participate in the program. While it is always flattering to have the NABCEP installer certification program receive a strong and visible vote of confidence from program planners, requiring NABCEP certification also

  • We Energies Supports NABCEP with Financial Contribution

    Malta, NY, March 24, 2009– The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announced today that We Energies has become its first corporate supporter, by making a generous contribution of $15,000.  We Energies, a utility company that provides electric and natural gas service to customers in Wisconsin and Michigan, provided the support to enhance

  • Proposals & Presentations Accepted for 5th Annual Small Wind Conference June 16-17, 2009

    Mick Sagrillo, organizer of the 5th Annual Small Wind Conference on June 16-17, 2009 in Stevens Point, WI, is now accepting proposals and presentations for it.  Sagrillo says presentations should be limited to no more than 15 minutes, with an additional five minutes for Q&A.  “We’d like to see three presentations/hour,” says Sagrillo.  Small wind

  • A Conversation with Board Member, Bob-O Schultze

    Bob-O Schultz has been working in the solar industry for more than 20 years.  A licensed electrician in both California and Oregon, Bob-O  is the owner of Electron Connection, a renewable energy design and installation company located in Northern California. Bob-O is NABCEP certified, sits on the board of NABCEP, and is Vice-President of the

  • A Conversation with Andrew Truitt, Standard Solar

    Say you’ve gotten your BS in Physics with an anthropology minor at UC/Santa Cruz, and your senior thesis was something like ‘b (quark) → u vs. b → c transitions at the Z boson resonance energy.’   After that, you decide to go for a Master of Science in renewable energy systems technology at Loughborough University

  • From the Chair: Does a qualified tradesperson make a qualified PV installer?

    One of the biggest issues facing NABCEP today is also a real blessing for the solar industry. Qualified trades people are taking notice of the amount of work there is in the PV industry and seeking PV Installer Certification. All of the entry paths to sit for the PV Installer exam require on-the-job experience as the person responsible for the installation. Many of these otherwise qualified trades people are seeking to sit for the exam before they actually ever install a PV system on a job site.

  • Small Wind Certification Comes to NABCEP

    NABCEP is in the process of launching its new Small Wind Certification! A group of small wind experts comprised of educators, installers, and other experienced wind energy leaders have been working diligently for two years to develop NABCEP’s new Small Wind Task Analysis, which will serve as the foundation for the materials addressed in the

  • Interview with Craig Stager, SPG Solar

    Craig Stager is the Design & Compliance Manager for SPG Solar, responsible for all projects designed, with a focus on enforcing the standards of system compliance and performance. For the past six years, Craig has overseen the engineering, design, and permitting of more than 1,200 projects, ranging from smaller residential to large scale projects such as megawatt single axis solar PV trackers. Craig became NABCEP-certified in April, 2005, and is on NABCEP”s Ethics Committee, and is also a Certified General Electrician (California). In between travel and meetings, Craig was kind enough to talk to me about his work and his involvement with NABCEP. Here’s our conversation.

  • Interview with Todd Stafford, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC)

    Todd Stafford, Senior Director the NJATC, is tasked with oversight and development of Renewable/Distributed Generation technologies. The NJATC was a charter member of NABCEP, and Todd has been an invaluable member of NABCEP”s Board of Directors. He’s incredibly busy, traveling constantly, but was his usual gracious self to take time between airports to chat about his involvement with NABCEP.

  • NABCEP’s ANSI Accreditation: A Conversation with PTI’s Dr. Lynn Webb

    Since 2003, when NABCEP offered its first certifying exam, NABCEP has used Professional Testing, Inc. (PTI) as a full-service provider of assessment, evaluation and certification services.

  • Bronx Community College PV Class offered

    40 hour PV Installation Course at LaGuardia Community College, presented by the Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College is full.

  • NABCEP Exam results

    Wondering why it’s taking so long to get the results of your recent NABCEP exam?

  • NABCEP News: December 2007

    The December 2007 edition of the NABCEP News is now available.

  • NABCEP Awarded ISO 17024 Accreditation

    The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), the single national organization that certifies Solar Electric/PV Installers, is very pleased to announce that it has earned the prestigious ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation. This award validates NABCEP’s Solar PV Installer Certification Program by an independent, unbiased accreditation body.