Cary, NC – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has announced that Cary-based solar energy firm Yes! Solar Solutions has achieved NABCEP Company Accreditation.
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. This volunteer board of representatives, are chosen based on their experience and involvement in the solar energy industry.
In order to earn this accreditation, a PV installation company has to undergo a thorough and rigorous application and review process that includes the submission of procedures and policies and an independent, third party inspection of previously installed systems. The core elements of NABCEP Company Accreditation include:
- Employment of NABCEP certified personnel
- Documented and consistent policies and programs
- Ongoing worker training programs
- Strong focus on worker safety
Richard Lawrence, Executive Director of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, 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.”
Yes! Makes Solar Happen Here in Cary
Yes! Solar Solutions designs and installs custom solar photovoltaic electric and solar water heating systems for residential, commercial, government, and non-profit clients. Co-founders Stew Miller and Kathy Miller founded 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. …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.”
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