UL’s PV Installer Certification Earns Formal Endorsement from IBEW

NORTHBROOK, Ill., October 1, 2012 – Today UL, a world leader in advancing safety, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), announce an agreement to begin offering UL’s Photovoltaic (PV) Installer Certification to IBEW members and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The collaboration will provide members access to a
nationally-recognized UL credential, allow them to broaden their skills in an increasingly competitive labor market and improve market access to licensed, qualified electricians for safer PV installations.

In the second quarter of 2012 the U.S. solar energy market grew by 45 percent, lifted by a record 477 megawatts of utility-scale installations, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. It forecasts that 3.2 gigawatts of PV will be installed in the U.S. in 2012, a 71 percent increase over 2011. As solar energy installation continues to grow, qualified electrical installers remain in high demand. Download full release >>

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