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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 to look for when selecting a solar installer.  Typically, certification status is awarded to an individual, and NABCEP is the organization that certifies solar photovoltaic and solar thermal installers.

Accreditation, on the other hand, is a credential awarded to a program or an organization that has met rigorous standards.  The non-profit, Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ), develops and maintains international standards for renewable energy training providers.

Read the article in the February/March 2010 edition of Home Power Magazine.