NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Matt Ellison, Lead Design and Engineering of ARiES Energy, wholly owned by PHG Energy of Nashville, has earned the solar industry's leading recognition of installation expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®), and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™. NABCEP is the most highly respected and well established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Designation as a NABCEP PV Installation Professional is widely recognized to be the most important and meaningful certification of its kind in the solar industry.
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.
To earn his NABCEP certification, Ellison 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 Matt Ellison of ARiES Energy to the ranks of the industry's leading solar professionals."
Ellison joins Jason MacIsaac as the second NABCEP certified employee at ARiES Energy, adding to the strength of the renewable energy firm. "Receiving the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification is an exciting milestone on my solar PV career path," says Matt Ellison. "My high standards, education, and work ethic are now recognized and approved by the leading US solar PV installer certifying body. Our clients can feel confident, knowing that ARiES products and services have been provided for by a third-party-qualified installer, and will strengthen ARiES Energy as we push into new markets."
ARiES Energy has been successfully designing and installing, both residential and commercial solar, since 2011. Customers across Tennessee will soon be able to commission hybrid and off grid solar systems with ARiES Energy, due to expansion in their engineering department. ARiES has also designed a community solar project which is currently in development and will boost ARiES Energy's product line. ARiES Energy was the recipient of the 2015 Traction Day Award for innovative alternative energy solutions in the Tennessee region.
For more information contact ARiES Energy, on the web: www.ariesenergy.com, by phone: (865)-309-4674, or visit our offices at 4600 Chambliss Ave, Knoxville, TN open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
About ARiES Energy
ARiES Energy is for people and businesses who want to gain control of their energy costs. ARiES reduces or eliminates customers' vulnerability to rising energy costs, offer an environmentally-friendly source of electricity generation, and provide affordable, turnkey clean energy solutions. ARiES Energy is wholly-owned by renewable energy company PHG Energy of Nashville, TN.
About PHG Energy
PHGE is a private company owned by a Nashville family that has operated a large regional Caterpillar dealership for 71 years. Over a dozen of the patented downdraft gasification units have been successfully installed since 2007, with two contracted municipal waste-to-energy systems currently in the design/build phase.
NABCEP is a nonprofit 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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