NABCEP NEWS
September/October 2017
 
NABCEP is Looking For New PVIP Exam Committee Members
NABCEP is looking for some  talented subject-matter experts (SMEs) who represent the field of PV Design, Installation, and Commissioning & Maintenance to join NABCEP's PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Exam Committee

Members of the PVIP Exam Committee will work on item development & validation, test assembly, review & revision, and standard setting to maintain NABCEP's strong exam development process .
 
Volunteers are essential to NABCEP's effort to create and deliver a practical and respected professional certification program.  Volunteers are expected to work to help further NABCEP's mission, "To support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners."
 
NABCEP is excited to bring new PVIP Exam Committee volunteers to its team of industry-recognized experts.
 
If you are interested in joining the PVIP Exam Committee, please send a resume and letter of interest to Dan Pickel at  dpickel@nabcep.org .
Two Companies Earn NABCEP Company Accreditation

NABCEP would like to congratulate two companies for recently earning NABCEP Company Accreditation:
NABCEP Company Accreditation is the highest recognition of quality assurance for solar installation companies in North America. NABCEP's Company Accreditation program provides a way for renewable energy installation companies to distinguish themselves by adhering to a set of industry-recognized best practices. The program establishes a set of renewable energy industry benchmark requirements concerning staffing and policies. 

"This accreditation is proof that we are actually performing to the standards by which we hold ourselves accountable," said the PV Squared's General Manager Stacy Metzger. "Since we launched our business in 2002, we've focused on delivering a custom-designed, high-quality, long-term renewable energy solution to homes and businesses in Western Massachusetts and the surrounding regions. This is evidence that we are delivering on those promises."

"We are proud to have earned the prestigious NABCEP Company Accreditation.  Our goal is to always provide an exceptional customer experience that includes 'Best in Class' for quality and expertise," said Mark Derringer, owner of Bob Heinmiller  Air Conditioning, Inc. "The NABCEP Company Accreditation helps us to achieve that goal and compliments our A+ BBB rating and our recent placement on the 2017 Solar Power World's Top 500 Solar Contractor list.  These accreditations will continue to make Bob Heinmiller Solar Solutions a top choice for Solar projects in the Central Florida area."

Bob Heinmiller Air Conditioning, Inc. and  PV Squared join an elite group of NABCEP Accredited Companies, including:
P lease contact Dan Pickel if you're interested in learning more about how your company can earn a NABCEP Company Accreditation.
NABCEP Certificants Receive Discount to Attend
SPI in Las Vegas


NABCEP will be joining one of the largest gatherings of solar installers, manufacturers, and energy storage professionals for four days of networking and thought leadership at SPI, September 10-13, in Las Vegas. 

NABCEP Certified Professionals and Accredited Companies receive an exclusive 15% discount off Full Conference Registration. This is only eligible if you are not a SEIA or SEPA member.
For the 15% off Discount Code to NABCEP Certified Professionals and employees of NABCEP Accredited Companies, please email Sue McKeen at 
We hope you join us where the solar industry meets, at Solar Power International! Please stop by to see us at  
Booth  4384.
Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy
The Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy was created to recognize and honor Walt Ratterman, one of NABCEP's first Certified Professionals, who was killed while working in Haiti when a devastating earthquake struck. Walt's extraordinary renewable energy work among some of the worlds most needy was truly inspirational. Walt channeled his efforts into the nonprofit company he co-founded, Sun Energy Power International. The company's mission was "to promote an increased quality of life in remote, rural regions of the world through the use of renewable energy."

The Walt Ratterman Award will be presented to the NABCEP Certified Professional who does the most creative public service-oriented renewable energy project of the year. Installations can be domestic or offshore, but they must be performed at no charge for a not-for-profit or charitable organization. Considerations such as legacy, local labor and material content, on-the-job-training, and project sustainability will help guide the award committee.

Nominees for the award must be NABCEP Certified Professionals in good standing and may work in any technology for which NABCEP offers certifications.

Nominations should include details of the individual nominated, their projects, and the nominator's reasons for the nomination. All nominations should be forwarded to Shawn O'Brien, NABCEP's Executive Director at sobrien@nabcep.org.  Nominations for the award will be accepted until December 31, 2017.

The recipient of the award will be announced at NABCEP's Continuing Education Conference in March 2018.
SAVE THE DATE

The 7th Annual NABCEP Continuing Education Conference will be held at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls, NY. This event will take place March 19-22, 2018. 


This conference is primarily intended for NABCEP Certified Professionals who need continuing education credits to maintain their certification. 

Please contact Sue McKeen if you would like a copy of our CE Conference Prospectus or you're interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the NABCEP CE Conference!

Key Dates for 
Fall 2017 

S cheduling Deadline
September 8, 2017

Exam Date:
October 21, 2017

Key Dates for 
Spring 2018 

Application Deadline
February 2, 2018

Exam Date:
April 21, 2017

Click here for more information on how to apply for certification.

Highlighted Certificant Benefit
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Thanks to NABCEP's new partnership,
SolarReviews is proud to extend a $500 discount for your First Year of Subscription Dues on SolarReviews.com for companies who employ NABCEP Certified staff.
Save the Dates!
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: September 10-13
Booth: # 4384
 
Where:  Niagara Falls, NY
When: March 19-22, 2018

For more events, click here.
Featured Jobs on NABCEP's Career Center

Below are just a few of the hundreds of employment opportunities that are available on our  Career Center !

Power 52 Foundation
Baltimore, MD

ICON SOLAR
Cincinnati, OH

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA