Escondido, California —Pekka Laine, owner of local business Photon Solar Construction, has earned the industry’s leading recognition of expertise as a certified installer of solar electric systems (aka “photovoltaic” or “PV” systems) from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
NABCEP is the most respected and well-established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Designation as a NABCEP certified solar PV installer is widely recognized to be the most important and meaningful certification of its kind in the renewable energy industry.
“Receiving NABCEP’s Certified Installer status is personally very satisfying,” said Laine. “More important, it means we can offer our customers the added confidence of knowing their installation will be performed to the highest standards in the solar industry.” As an installer, Mr. Laine is excited about the prospects offered by the San Diego market for the solar energy systems. He states, “If you are planning to install leading edge solar systems in Southern California, we have a great team in place to take care of the entire process. Our team consists of professionals who can help you design, build and even finance your solar system.”
To earn his NABCEP certification, Laine was required to demonstrate his competence as a solar PV installer by passing a rigorous exam that covers the multi-craft aspects of being a professional PV installer. He needed to demonstrate knowledge on subjects as diverse as system design, electrical and job safety, the National Electrical Code, roofing and construction techniques, system commissioning, and troubleshooting.
In addition to passing the exam all certified NABCEP installers are required to show that they have real-world experience as a senior person on the installation crew as well as a minimum number of hours of advanced training.
“One thing you can be assured of with NABCEP Certified Installers is that your job won’t be their first,” said Ezra Auerbach, executive director of NABCEP. “Anyone who makes the considerable effort required to earn NABCEP Installer Certification has been required to document their experience and education as part of the eligibility process. They have also made a very real commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice. We are delighted to welcome Pekka Laine of Photon Solar Construction to the ranks of the industry’s leading solar installers.”
About Photon Solar Construction
Established in 2008, Photon Solar Construction is a Better Business Bureau accredited renewable energy services company engaged in the design, integration and installation of solar power systems and other renewable energy solutions to residential, commercial and government customers with offices in Escondido, California and Evergreen, Colorado. Mr. Laine also serves on the Board of Directors of San Diego Renewable Energy Society, a local chapter for American Solar Energy Society.
For more information about the solar systems installed by Photon Solar Construction, please contact us.
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 policy makers, 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 professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more visit www.nabcep.org.