Choosing an Installer
Finding a competent installer is a critical step in a successful renewable energy system.
Canada does not currently have a universal standard for for certification of renewable energy professionals. This leaves the public in a quandary - how do you make sure you hire the right installer for your project?
To become a professional in this field, It's not good enough to read a few books, or attend an evening workshop. Renewable Energy Systems often require the skills of many different trades - electrical, roofer, plumber, mechanic, carpenter, linesman, etc.
Some things to look for when choosing an installer for your project:
Do they have a business-license?
EA Certified Installer.
EA has developed a Certified Installer designation. When you see the EA Certified logo, you can be assured of top-notch competency. This guarantees you that this person has had the proper training and background so that they can professionally guide you through this process.
In order to obtain Certified Installer designation, an installer must demonstrate the following:
Completion of EA's training program, either through in-class or
EA has our own in-house installation team, who travels the country performing all aspects of installation, maintenance and service. Our service vehicles logged over 90,000 kms in 2007. We also work with a network of companies, our dealer network.
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