NABCEP News NABCEP Accredits First East Coast PV Installation Company

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 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

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