Yes Solar Solutions was the first company on the East Coast to be accredited by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). This NABCEP accreditation shows our company’s commitment to superior training, quality, service, and customer satisfaction. We have more NABCEP certified technicians than any solar company in either NC or SC.
Why would an accreditation by NABCEP be important to a customer?
A competitor might reasonably respond to a question about our NABCEP accreditation that “it doesn’t prove much”. If a company has one or two NABCEP certified installers or sales people, they can claim that is sufficient.
What the NABCEP accreditation means is that Yes (and only five other companies in the U.S. that are accredited) have made a long term investment in training, getting our team individually certified (currently six people in our company have individual NABCEP certifications) which can cost up to $3,000 each.
And the most important part of the accreditation audit to a customer would be the third party audit of our installations, on which we got a perfect score. But the NABCEP process is to look at all areas of a solar installation company to assure the highest quality, safety standards, training, management and infrastructure. It is an arduous, time consuming and expensive process, but it is worth it. Isn’t anything that is hard worth it?
So, if a solar company answers your question about why they are not accredited, give them this list of areas that must be provided for inspection and meet NABCEP standards! Then, call Yes!
- Training program
- Training hours documentation
- Employee orientation and handbook
- Safety Policy
- OSHA reporting log and number of OSHA certifications within the company
- Individual NABCEP Certifications
- Quality Assurance program
- Customer Satisfaction Policy
- Risk Assessment
- Incorporation and insurance documentation
- Community Involvement
- Environmental policy
- Third party audit of installations!