NABCEP News NABCEP Stakeholder Summit Meeting at Intersolar North America

NABCEP Stakeholder Summit Meeting at Intersolar North America

NABCEP Press Release 5/30/2017

NABCEP Stakeholder Summit Meeting at Intersolar North America

CLIFTON PARK, NY (May 30, 2017) –  The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) will be hosting a NABCEP Stakeholder Summit during Intersolar North America in San Francisco, CA.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: At the InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom C located at 888 Howard Street in San Francisco, CA

WHO: Shawn O’Brien, Executive Director of NABCEP, and other subject matter experts (SMEs)

The NABCEP Stakeholder Summit will involve a presentation and an engaging discussion about three new specialty credentials that are being developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.Through the Energy Department’s Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program, NABCEP will update its existing PV Installation Professional Certification to ensure it retains its rigorous quality standards as well as launch three new credential programs. NABCEP’s new credential programs in Design, Installation, and Commissioning & Maintenance will provide professional certification for solar maintenance technicians, project managers, system designers, and operations and management professionals.

“As the premier certification organization in renewable energy, NABCEP endeavors to provide relevant certifications that meet the evolving needs of companies and solar professionals,” said Shawn W. O’Brien, Executive Director of NABCEP. “The development of the three new specialties in Design, Installation, and Commissioning and Maintenance will provide solar workers the opportunity to demonstrate to the public and employers that they have met the national standard established by the renewable energy profession.”

With the SunShot Initiative’s support, NABCEP plans to implement its new certification suite and offer testing services nationally to qualified applicants by the end of 2017.

Special Thanks

NABCEP would like to thank the SunShot Initiative for their continued support, enthusiasm, confidence, and funding that help to make NABCEP’s certifications and credentials such a success.


The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established and widely recognized national certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP offers entry level knowledge assessment, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.  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.

About the SunShot Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a national effort to drive down the cost of solar electricity and support solar adoption. SunShot aims to make solar energy a low cost electricity source for all Americans through research and development efforts in collaboration with public and private partners. Learn more at

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