NABCEP Certified Installers NABCEP Certified
NABCEP's programs are administered to the highest standards for certifications and testing. The NABCEP PV Installation Professional and Solar Heating Installer Certifications are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). NABCEP understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities. The organization maintains policies and procedures designed to manage conflict of interests and ensure objectivity throughout the certification process.

SEIA Certified SEIA Trained
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy.

SEPA Member SEPA Member
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar energy into their portfolio.

BPI Certified BPI Certified
The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is the nation's leading building science accreditation organization. The "house as a system" philosophy - which looks at a building's various components (building envelope, attic, basement, combustion equipment, ventilation sources) and the interrelationship between them to maximize a home's performance. This approach leads to greater energy efficiency, but perhaps more importantly to buildings that simply work better. A home that has been analyzed and upgraded from a whole-house standpoint is more durable, healthier, more comfortable, and more energy efficient. For more information about BPI's standards, take a look at their Technical Standards for Building Analysts (PDF).

RESNET Centified RESNET Certified
RESNET is responsible for creating the national training and certification standards for HERS Raters and Home Energy Survey Professionals, both of which are recognized by federal government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. mortgage industry. For more information about RESNET, take a look at their Home Energy Rating (HERS) Guidelines.

Efficiency First Efficiency First
Efficiency First is a national nonprofit trade association that unites the Home Performance workforce, building product manufacturers and related businesses and organizations in the escalating fight against global warming and rising energy costs. Efficiency First promotes the benefits of efficiency retrofitting to meet the unprecedented demand for quality residential energy improvements.

LEED Professional credentials signify leadership in the green building movement and expertise in the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and neighborhoods that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community. Learn more about LEED's internationally recongnized building certification system here.

The US Green Building Council is one of the United State's premier green building organizations. Its 77 chapters, 13,000 member organizations and 181,000 LEED professionals share the vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation. USGBC founded the LEED program for buildings and communities, and remains one of its most popular programs to ensure the proliferation of best practices in the built environment.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers homeowners a comprehensive approach to home improvement that provides better energy efficiency, greater comfort, and lower utility bills. Specially-trained contractors evaluate homes using state-of-the-art equipment and recommend comprehensive improvements that will yield the best results. Partners employ a whole-house approach to solving common home performance problems. Learn more about Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.

BBB Better Business Bureau
BBB A+ Rated Contractor

The BBB is one of the nation's recognized leaders in developing and administering self-regulation programs for the business community, and, with respect to the advertising industry, does that in conjunction with the National Advertising Review Council, a joint venture with the Association of National Advertisers, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the American Advertising Federation, the Direct Marketing Association, the Electronic Retailing Association and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

CSI California Solar Initiative
Certified Contractor
Rebate: $800,000 Commercial Solar Thermal Heating Systems

The CSI-Thermal Program offers cash rebates of up to $4,366 on solar water heating systems for single-family residential customers. Multifamily and Commercial properties qualify for rebates of up to $800,000 on solar water heating systems and eligible solar pool heating systems qualify for rebates of up to $500,000. Save money on gas or electricity bills by harnessing the heat of the sun!

Funding for the CSI-Thermal program comes from ratepayers of PG&E, SCE, SoCalGas, and SDG&E. The rebate program is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission as part of the California Solar Initiative.

EUC Energy Upgrade California
Certified Contractor

Energy Upgrade California® is a state initiative to help Californians take action to save energy and conserve natural resources, help reduce demand on the electricity grid, and make informed energy management choices at home and at work. It is supported by an alliance of the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, utilities, regional energy networks, local governments, businesses, and nonprofits to help communities meet state and local energy and climate action goals. Funding comes from investor-owned utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

TEN The Energy Network
Certified Contractor

The Energy Network was authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in 2012 to harness the collective power of residents, businesses, and the public sector to achieve an unprecedented level of energy savings across Southern California.

As part of its core mission, The Energy Network provides resources and assistance to homeowners and property owners who are planning residential energy efficiency upgrades. We do this by providing information and money-saving resources in collaboration with local agencies, governments and stakeholders.

Our offerings are administered by the County of Los Angeles and funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the CPUC. We support residents in the Southern California investor-owned utility service territories, encompassing the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Inyo, Imperial, and Mono, as well as portions of the counties of Orange, Kern, Tulare, Santa Barbara, and Kings.

emPowerSBC emPower Central Coast
Certified Contractor

emPower was initially developed by the County of Santa Barbara to help homeowners countywide overcome obstacles to making energy saving improvements to their homes. We are now also partnering with the Counties of San Luis Obispo and Ventura to offer program services throughout the Tri-County region. By making home upgrade projects easier and more affordable through incentives, financing, qualified contractors and expert energy advice, emPower helps homeowners be more comfortable in their homes and lower utility bills.

emPower has teamed up with the statewide Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade and California Solar Initiative programs, which allow homeowner to take advantage of high-dollar utility rebates. We partner with CoastHills Credit Union and Ventura County Credit Union to offer unsecured loans with low rates and flexible terms of loan repayment up to 15 years in order to achieve manageable monthly costs.

Certified Contractor
Loan: $250,000 - $1,500,000 Commercial Solar and Home Performance

The CaliforniaFIRST Program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for residential and commercial properties. The program allows property owners to finance the installation of energy and water improvements on homes or businesses through the issuance of a municipal bond, and pay the amount back as a line item on their property tax bill. CaliforniaFIRST financing doesn't rely on your credit rating and you don't need to put any money down.