Raising Standards in the Solar Industry

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExteriorRoofing

Purchasing a photovoltaic system is one the most challenging decisions a homeowner will face aside from choosing the home itself. With dozens of solar companies setting up shop in the islands, it can be difficult to distinguish between a deal that sounds “too good to be true” and one that is technically and financially sound.

To maintain its position as the highest-caliber solar provider in Hawaii, RevoluSun offers homeowners peace of mind that they are getting the best products and installation for their most valuable asset. “As Hawaii’s leading solar company, our principals recognize the importance of making sure we always strive for the best quality in our workmanship,” said Eric Carlson, RevoluSun principal. “So, since we began operations, we’ve encouraged our team to strive for the highest degree of professional certification.”

The “gold standard”

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the “gold standard” for PV and solar thermal installation certification. Designed to raise industry standards and promote consumer confidence, NABCEP offers certification and certificate programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.

RevoluSun currently features five out of seven professionals on Oahu who have acquired NABCEP certification.

To apply for NABCEP certification, applicants must first meet certain qualifications in order to sit for the test. Then they undergo a rigorous exam and attend regular continuing-education classes to maintain certification.

“Through the NABCEP certification, with its high priority on safety, I can identify potential risk areas in projects and compliance with building codes,” said Chris Carbonella, RevoluSun project and construction manager. “I can then collaborate with the other NABCEP-certified professionals here at RevoluSun, or online nationally, to quickly determine workable, cost-effective solutions for the client.”

NABCEP is committed to providing a certification program of quality and integrity for the professionals and consumers it serves. Professionals who choose to become certified demonstrate their competence in the field and their commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice.

Experienced installers

“Photovoltaic systems should last decades and the quality of the installation is critical to its long-term durability and to the integrity of the home,” says Carlson. “That is why RevoluSun works exclusively with American Piping & Boiler (APB) to install all its residential and commercial solar systems.”

APB is a highly respected contractor with a long history of successful projects in Hawaii’s energy industry. Founded in 1965, APB is a locally owned general and electrical contractor.

“What RevoluSun does through its partnership with APB is groundbreaking, and it addresses many areas of concern in this fledgling industry,” said Carlson. “By partnering with a kamaaina company that has been in business for more than 45 years, we gain a level of credibility and proven work experience that no other solar company has. Add to that APB’s large, qualified work force and we are able to service clients efficiently and on time, and make sure each customer receives the attention and professionalism they deserve.”

Though this partnership, RevoluSun provides the design, permitting and exceptional customer service needed to ensure the job runs smoothly while APB handles the construction.

As Hawaii’s leading solar provider, RevoluSun is building cleaner, smarter communities one rooftop at a time. To schedule your free energy evaluation, call 748-8888 or visit www.RevoluSun.com.

ADDRESS: 1600 KAPIOLANI BLVD., SUITE 1700
CONTACT: 748-8888
WEBSITE: www.RevoluSun.com