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Local Solar Professional Earns Industry’s Most Prestigious Certification

PV is short for photo-voltaic. 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 Hernandez.  “More important it means I can offer my customers the added confidence of knowing that their photo-voltaic system installations will be completed to the highest standards in the solar industry.”  

To earn his NABCEP certification, Hernandez 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.

“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 Adrian Hernandez of SEM Power to the ranks of the industry’s leading solar professionals.”

About SEM Power

SEM Power has over 30 years of experience in the construction technology and solar electricity fields. The SEM team of engineers developed the first integrated solar roof systems in Florida. We have played an integral role in the design of the zero energy homes for Marc Rutenberg Homes and have installed some of the largest privately owned photo-voltaic plants in Florida.  


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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