This past December Kristin Ashwood was notified she was one of the recent recipients of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certification for PV Installers. To earn her NABCEP Certification, Kristin was required to first document relevant education and experience related to PV system installation. The she had to pass a rigorous exam that covers the breadth of the multi-craft knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competently design, install, and maintain PV systems. The exam assesses knowledge on subjects as diverse as electrical and mechanical system design, job site safety, the National Electrical Code, roofing and construction techniques, and system maintenance and troubleshooting.
Planet Earth Solar encourages all employees to work towards and earn their NABCEP both to demonstrate full knowledge and competency of solar and safety installation practices.
LOCAL SOLAR PROFESSIONAL EARNS INDUSTRY'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CERTIFICATION
For Immediate Release - December 15, 2017
San Clemente, CA
Kristin Ashwood, Co-Owner of Planet Earth Solar LLC has earned the solar industry's leading recognition of installation expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional. NABCEP is the most highly respected and well established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Designation as a NABCEP PV Installation Professional is widely recognized to be the most important and meaningful certification of its kind in the solar industry.
PV is short of photovoltaic. PV systems produce electricity from sunlight. Most people have used a solar powered calculator or garden light, and seen solar panels on roadside signs, but PV panels can be configured to produce enough energy to power a home, school, business, or even serve as a small power plant feeding electricity into the grid. As the cost of PV systems has declined sharply over the last few years, more and more households, municipalities, and companies are "going solar." NABCEP is a mark of quality assurance that the consumer can use to know that they are choosing a qualified contractor.
"Receiving NABCEP's PV Installation Professional Certification is personally very satisfying," said Ashwood. "I've been in the industry over 10 years now and its an important tool to show that I can offer my customers the added confidence of knowing that their photovoltaic system installations will be completed to the highest standards in the solar industry. This industry is constantly growing and improving so this is just one more tool in my continuing education tool belt."
To earn her NABCEP certification, Ashwood was required to first document relevant education and experience related to PV system installation. The she had to passa rigorous exam that covers the breadth of the multi-craft knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competently design, install and maintain PV systems. The exam assesses knowledge on subjects as diverse as electrical and mechanical system design, job site safety, the National Electrical Code, roofing and construction techniques, and system maintenance and troubleshooting.
"One thing you can be assured of when hiring a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional is that your project won't be their first," said Richard Lawrence, Executive Director of NABCEP. "Anyone who makes the considerable effort required to earn NABCEP certification has documented their training and experience as part of the eligibility process. They have also made a very real commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice. I am delighted to welcome Kristin Ashwood of Planet Earth Solar to the ranks of the industry's leading solar professionals."
For more information contact Kristin Ashwood, Planet Earth Solar, www.planetearthsolarenergy.com, 949-899-0823.
About Planet Earth Solar LLC
Planet Earth Solar is a boutique family-owned and operated solar installation contracting company based in southern California that places a high value on customer satisfaction combined with high quality installs at an affordable price.
NABCEP is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors consisting of volunteer representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certificants, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades. NABCEP's mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more, visit ww.nabcep.org.