If competition is a good thing, then certainly, the credentialing area is not exempt.
And Jane Weissman, executive director of the (IREC) Interstate Renewable Energy Council, stated that if new systems and solar training affiliations strive to pursue new and different standards which in effect, provide the public with mixed messages, then some fresh and emerging solar energy professionals may not obtain the correct proficiency and solar training experience needed to carry out dependable, hazard-free and safe installations.
This is why Ms. Weissman wants to make sure that we have workers who are safe and competent enough to do their jobs on the roof.
Consequently, who matters most is and will always be the consumer. For instance, the entire green collar sector would certainly be on a bad light if only one consumer has a bad experience with solar energy because of poor workmanship done under the hands of an under-qualified solar installer.
Still, Jane Weissman wants to make sure that someone is not just taking a two-day solar training course and thinking that they are certified solar installers.
Because the basic fact is that it does take much more time and a lot of experience than just a brief solar training period entails.
Okay, that said, so how does a person get to acquire the required skills and experience?
To meet the increasing demands of for new solar energy installers, quite a few up and coming solar training courses have emerged recently. Solar training courses normally offer multi-day workshopsps regarding installing solar thermal and small wind and solar PVs.
Taking this solar training program is just the initial step in becoming competent in setting up systems on your own, nevertheless. After that, you proceed to gain field experience with preferably, a reputable company and till then they can become certified.