Community.Solar Founder John Cromer is Mississippi’s first NABCEP-certified PV Installer. However, in addition to being the solar project lead on Mississippi’s first 500kW rooftop solar array, first commissioned 1MW utility-scale solar farm, and numerous residential projects throughout the state, his solar design and education classes have been taught in all 50 states and are registered with NABCEP for continuing education credit.
Our vision is for Mississippi to become 100% solar powered, but we are not looking to hog the market all to ourselves. Such an ambitious goal, which will put silly and destructive partisan debate aside in the name of low cost, universal clean energy, can only be accomplished through mainstream adoption by our state’s existing building design and construction firms. If you would like to learn how to design and install solar, we are here to help. Not only can we provide design and economic services for your initial projects, but we will travel to site to work with your crew ensuring your initial solar projects are a success. It’s a model we’ve been doing successfully in Mississippi since 2011, and one we continue today.
We are more than happy to utilize your resources when executing our solar product offerings. You bring the customer and the team, and we will fill in knowledge gaps required to make the project a success.
But if your goal is to do solar without the training wheels, the best starting point for any serious solar market entrant is to obtain NABCEP PV Installer certification. We are currently seeking sponsors to register our continuing education with IREC and NABCEP for entry-level NABCEP training, as well as to obtain our OSHA instructor certificates necessary to keep complete eligibility costs low. Our core philosophy is that mainstream electricians, roofers, architects, and engineers are best suited to take on this growing industry. A crash course in solar best practices, combined with quality-controlled field implementation, is all you need to get started.
To that end, one lucky firm can sponsor our training certification fees for $4000 and receive unlimited NABCEP + OSHA construction training for their staff for three years. Are you up for the challenge?