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Local Solar Professional Earns Industry’s Most Prestigious Certification

For Immediate Release 08 June 2015

RHINEBECK,NY

Brian Nowitzki, Sales Manager of Hudson Solar has earned the solar industry’s leading recognition of technical sales expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®), and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales ProfessionalTM. NABCEP is the most highly respected and well established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals.

Designation as a NABCEP PV Technical Sales Professional is widely recognized to be the most important and meaningful certification of its kind in the solar industry.

PV is short for photovoltaic. PV systems produce electricity from sunlight. Most people have used a solar powered calculator or garden light, and seen solar panels on roadside signs, but PV panels can be configured to produce enough energy to power a home, school, business, or even serve as a small power plant feeding electricity into the grid. As the cost of PV systems has declined sharply over the last few years, more and more households, municipalities, and companies are “going solar.” NABCEP is a mark of quality assurance that the consumer can use to know that they are choosing a qualified contractor.

“Receiving NABCEP’s PV Technical Sales Professional Certification is personally very satisfying,” said Nowitzki. “More important it means I can offer my customers the added confidence of knowing that their photovoltaic system performance estimates and sales proposals will be developed to the highest standards in the solar industry.”

To earn his NABCEP certification, Nowitzki was required to first document relevant education and experience. Then he had to pass a rigorous exam that covers the breadth of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competently perform a solar site assessment, conduct performance and financial analysis, develop a preliminary system design, and prepare a detailed sales proposal for the customer. The exam assesses knowledge on subjects as diverse as financial incentives, utility bills and rate structures, electric load analysis, fundamentals of electrical and mechanical system design, and PV system types and components.

“One thing you can be assured of when hiring a NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional is that your project won’t be their first,” said Richard Lawrence, Executive Director of NABCEP. “Anyone who makes the considerable effort required to earn NABCEP certification has documented their training and experience as part of the eligibility process. They have also made a very real commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice. I am delighted to welcome Brian Nowitzki of Hudson Solar to the ranks of the industry’s leading solar professionals.”

For more information contact Greta Noble, Marketing Manager, Hudson Solar at HudsonSolar.com or (866) 452-7652.

About Hudson Solar

Hudson Solar is your local expert, dedicated to switching homes and businesses to clean energy. Since 2003, Hudson Solar has served the Capital District, Hudson Valley, western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. With two locations, Albany and Rhinebeck, Hudson Solar is truly your local source for high quality installations. Whether you own a home, farm or business, Hudson Solar has the experience and expertise to the design the perfect, custom solar system to fit your needs. Hudson Solar has helped over 1,100 happy customers find easy and affordable solar solutions.

About NABCEP

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 stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more visit www.nabcep.org.

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