We have two more North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certifications to add to our team’s stellar credentials. Our Construction Manager, Rob Smith, recently added the NABCEP Solar PV Installer certification to his other credentials. Rob has been with Yes Solar Solutions since the beginning, first as a Solar Installer, then a Project Manager and now as manager of our whole installation crew. Rob oversees all planning, permitting, installation scheduling, technician training, and safety. He has his 30 hour OSHA certification as well as his Certified Green Professional designation, in addition to his degree from UNC Wilmington. Rob rocks.
Brad Almond also earned his NABCEP Solar PV Installer certification recently. While all of our Solar Technicians have had the NABCEP Entry level PV training, passing the certification exam is no easy task. We try to schedule on-the-job study time for those who are taking the certification exam, but sometimes installation work makes it difficult. Brad was installing an affordable housing complex in South Carolina in the days before the exam, out of town and working long hours. A new solar client recently advised us to give Brad a “large raise/bonus/trip to Hawaii to keep him around”, so impressed was he with Brad and his crew. Brad’s degree is from UNC Wilmington with additional classes from Appalachian State in solar and appropriate technology. Brad’s the bomb.