Certifications

The installers and technicians at Valley Solar are some of the best certified in the Sacramento area. Brad Price, owner and president, has taught solar PV classes at American River Community College. Our employees go through additional training through the Solar Energy International (SEI) to ensure essential knowledge in photovoltaic design and installation. Valley Solar is licensed with the State of California as a General B Building Contractor as well as a C-46 Solar Contractor. Our license number is 858197. Whatever your needs are we have you covered!

CA Contractors State License #858197

State of California:
Contractors State License #858197
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State of California: Contractors State License


To attain a Contractors State License, applicants apply for a two-part examination, including the Law and Business Exam, and a trade or certification exam. In order to qualify for the exam, contractors must have at least four years of experience in the given class of licensing. Once accepted to take the exam, applicants are fingerprinted and notified of their test date. On the exam day, applicants must pass both portions of the examination to be certified.

Certified Solar PV Installer

The North American Board of Certified
Energy Practitioners (NABCEP):
Certified Solar PV Installer

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The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP): Certified Solar PV Installer


The NABCEP certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV professionals can set themselves apart from other installers. Certified Solar PV Installers have experience as active installers, 58 hours of advanced PV training, and 10 hours of Occupational Safety & Health Administration training. Candidates must also provide documentation for 3 or 5 installations where they served a vital role and pass an examination.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPI)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Certified Solar PV Installer

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


The EPA is a government agency whose mission is to protect human health and the environment. To become an EPA Lead-safe Certified Renovation Firm, contractors must submit an application to the EPA and train employees in Lead-Safe Work Practices through an accredited training provider.

Photovoltaic Design and Installation

Solar Energy International (SEI):
Photovoltaic Design and Installation

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Solar Energy International (SEI): Photovoltaic Design and Installation


SEI is a non-profit educational organization that trains people internationally on sustainable practices in renewable energy. The PDI Certificate is awarded to installers who complete a course that provides an understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems. To receive certification from SEI, PV professionals prepare for examination by learning with instructors in a hands-on environment, preparing them for their future work in the field.

Advanced Photovoltaics

Solar Energy International (SEI):
Advanced Photovoltaics

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Solar Energy International (SEI): Advanced Photovoltaics


This certification builds on knowledge attained from other SEI courses and experience, exposing students to larger, more complex PV systems. In-person training is one week long and online training takes place over the course of six weeks. To receive this certification, installers must complete two prerequisite courses.

Certified Solar Professional

SunPower:
Certified Solar Professional

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SunPower: Certified Solar Professional


SunPower is a solar system manufacturing company. SunPower Certified Solar Professionals go through training in the only ISPQ-accredited program in the solar panel manufacturing field that ensures installers meet standards internationally. The Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) ensures that there is continuity, consistency, and quality in the delivery of training.

SMUD / Brooks Engineering Certificate: Advanced PV Design and Installation

SMUD / Brooks Engineering:
Advanced PV Design and Installation

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SMUD / Brooks Engineering: Advanced PV Design and Installation


Brooks Engineering, a local solar consulting and training firm, works with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and Solar Board of America to provide training for PV professionals to stay at the forefront of PV design and installation.

Valley Solar Lifetime Limited Workmanship Warranty

Valley Solar Lifetime Limited
Workmanship Warranty

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Valley Solar Lifetime Limited Workmanship Warranty


Valley Solar Inc. guarantees that the PV Solar Systems have been installed in accordance with the current PV installation standards. The systems will be free from workmanship defects for the lifetime of the owner(s), or if transferred to another owner, twenty years from date of installation. This warranty is limited to installation of all materials installed by Valley Solar Inc.