Published on April 6th, 2015 | by James Ayre0
Dividend Solar Expanding Partner Network Access To NABCEP Company Accreditation Program, To Improve Quality Of Solar Installation Companies
April 6th, 2015 by James Ayre
Dividend Solar will be expanding partner network access to NABCEP’s Company Accreditation Program, as a means of improving the quality of solar installation companies around the country, according to recent reports.
The idea is that, by giving its network of installation partners easier access to the program, overall workmanship quality and standards of quality assurance can be raised, with regard to the installation of the solar energy systems that Dividend Solar finances with its $0-down EmpowerLoanTM.
For a bit of background, NABCEP certification is, essentially, the industry-standard indicator of a solar installation professional’s expertise and experience (thousands of people currently hold the NABCEP certification in the country). And the Company Accreditation Program is, as you can probably guess, a NABCEP credential for a full installation company, rather than just an individual.
“NABCEP’s Company Accreditation Program was designed for companies like Dividend Solar to use as a tool to help qualify contractors nationwide,” stated Richard Lawrence, NABCEP Executive Director. “We fully support Dividend Solar’s efforts to promote this program. By assisting companies in their Partner Network to become accredited by NABCEP, they are helping to enhance the level of workmanship for rooftop solar across the US.”
A recent email sent to CleanTechnica provides a bit more information:
The NABCEP Company Accreditation Program provides a way for residential renewable energy installation companies to distinguish themselves by adhering to a set of industry-recognized best practices. The program establishes a set of benchmark requirements with respect to staffing and policies, and includes independent inspections of installations for quality assurance.
Dividend Solar has built partnerships with quality-focused solar installation companies across the US to offer $0-down solar loans. Dividend Solar’s Partner Network consists of leading solar installers nationwide, with all partners undergoing a thorough quality assurance review as part of the onboarding process.
“To join the Dividend Solar Partner Network, installation companies must have a proven track record of quality installations, and we want to make our partners even better,” says Chris Doyle, Chief Marketing Officer of Dividend Solar. “Through this new program with NABCEP, Dividend Solar will offer quality assurance training, discounted education programs and a robust toolkit of business resources to our Partner Network.”
The new pilot program from Dividend Solar involves three of the company’s installation partners — Solar-Ray, Solar Gaines, and Alder Energy Systems. These three partners are currently expected to be the first NABCEP accredited companies in their various states of operation.