Geoff McArthur, CET was pleased to receive his 20 Year Service Award and Pin from Alberta Society of Engineering Technologies. “I can’t believe how time flies. It seems I was in college yesterday! Solar is starting to take hold in Alberta.”
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Geoff McArthur, president and CEO of Greenergy Renewbale Energy Ltd. has earned the solar industry’s leading recognition of installation expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®), and is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional. NABCEP is the most highly respected and well established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Designation as a NABCEP PV Installation 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 Installation Professional Certification is personally very satisfying,” said McArthur. “More important it means I can offer my customers the added confidence of knowing that their photovoltaic system installations will be completed to the highest standards in the solar industry.”
To earn his NABCEP certification, McArthur was required to first document relevant education and experience related to PV system installation. Then he had to pass a rigorous exam that covers the breadth of the multi-craft knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competently design, install, and maintain PV systems. The exam assesses knowledge on subjects as diverse as electrical and mechanical system design, job site safety, the National Electrical Code, roofing and construction techniques, and system maintenance and troubleshooting.
“ The examination is tough” says McArthur, “ Our installations and code requirements are based on the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) in Alberta and not the National Electrical code (NEC) used in the States…so there was a lot of page flipping going on with the NEC in the 4 hour time limit. I believe there are only a few of us in Alberta with the NABCEP credentials. We wanted to achieve the highest standard available to differential our business from our competitors.”
“One thing you can be assured of when hiring a NABCEP Certified PV Installation 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 Geoff McArthur of Greenergy Renewable Energy Ltd. to the ranks of the industry’s leading solar professionals.” For more information contact Geoff McArthur, Greenergy Renewable Energy Ltd., www.greenergycanada.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Greenergy Renewable Energy Ltd., Greenergy Renewable Energy was founded in 2007 by Geoff McArthur to offer renewable energy equipment and systems to residential and commercial customers. A Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) for 18 years with experience in the design, supply and installation of remote power systems, utility grid-tie PV systems, LED lighting and RV power.
Geoff McArthur received his North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®) certification, and is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional. NABCEP is the most highly respected and well established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals.
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