Qualifications of an Awesome Solar Installer

Always Hire a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor

Homeowners who hire electricians or solar installers that are not licensed, bonded, and insured put their homes and their wallets at risk. The moment an uninsured electrician steps on your property, you assume any responsibility for any injury that occurs while he (or his staff) is working on your property. Proof of liability insurance protects you and your home. 

A license ensures that the electrician you hire has the skills, knowledge, and experience required to perform the job you hire them to do. Many homeowners are taken advantage of by unlicensed contractors who perform sub-par work or abandon the job before it is finished. To check the license, insurance, and certifications of the company you are hiring, visit roc.az.gov

Why Hire a NABCEP Certified Solar Installer

In the state of Arizona, solar installation is considered electrical work so solar installation must be done by a licensed electrical contractor. There is currently no state law that requires solar installers to be certified specifically to install solar. 

The North American Board Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification distinguishes highly skilled solar installers from electricians. It is the gold standard for board certifications in the renewable energy industry. 

NABCEP certification requires years of experience, expert knowledge, and months of study. Applicants must pass a rigorous exam that covers the breadth of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competently design, install, and maintain a variety of PV solar systems. The exam evaluates the applicant’s knowledge on subjects such as analysis of energy production and  demand; system design; jobsite safety; electrical, roofing and construction practices; and troubleshooting and maintenance. NABCEP certification is a voluntary and pain-staking process undertaken by only the most skilled and dedicated solar experts. 

Installers must recertify every three years, during which time they are required to earn  continuing education hours in renewable energy and business-related areas including building codes, fire codes, solar codes, and national electric codes. Additionally, a NABCEP certified installer must maintain an ongoing decision-making role in solar installation projects.

NABCEP certification provides the measuring stick against which solar customers can measure the  competency of solar installers. Ask your solar provider for proof of NABCEP certification.

Redline Electric & Solar is Licensed, Bonded, Insured, and NABCEP Certified

“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 President & CEO Joshua Farley and COO Marcus Soto of Redline Electric & Solar to the ranks of the industry’s leading solar professionals.” 

About NABCEP

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 policymakers, 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 www.nabcep.org

About Redline Electric & Solar

NABCEP certified Redline Electric & Solar is the best choice for your electrical and solar needs in Arizona. We are a family owned and operated electrical contracting business, with over 60 years of combined experience. We pride ourselves in our honesty, integrity, and high quality work, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed to our customers. When you choose Redline Electric & Solar, you can have peace of mind and be confident that you made the right decision.

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