This is a presentation I gave this week in Cleveland at the ElectroExpo. The audience was pretty small, just fifteen folks attended, so it turned into an intimate conversation rather than a formal presentation. An honest discussion about business, renewable energy, and education is right up my alley, and I walked away with some really valuable […]
HeatSpring TV is coming along nicely. We’re planning on having a combination of interviews and conversations with other industry experts, myself presenting news stories and how it affect contractors, or Brian and I discussing a specific topic. In this episode, Brian Hayden and I discuss how I’m studying for the NABCEP Exam on September 24th and we also discuss the development of credentialing in the solar and geothermal industry in general. Read more to continue and join HeatSpring’s facebook community to get more HS TV episodes.
If you’re studying for the NABCEP, you can download my free NABCEP Exam Study Guide Cliff notes here.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has become the primary certification entity for the solar industry and they continue to add more certifications. There is continued debate online about the value of the certifications.
Some states are now requiring NABCEP certification, NOT to pull permits, but to apply for incentives that are as critical as permits to completing a project. You can get more information on incentive programs through:
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Solar Licensing Database
Most solar industry professionals who I’ve spoken with have an opinion about NABCEP certification. Here are some of the comments I’ve collected.