Cape Fear Solar Achieves Triple NABCEP Certification

NABCEP Certification is the most respected achievement in the alternative energy field that proves an individual’s in-depth knowledge, skills and experience related to solar system design and installation.

NABCEP Certification further demonstrates consumer protection, quality assurance, and improved system performance. Only four solar professionals in the entire nation have achieved the triple certification: one in Georgia, one in Texas and two individuals in North Carolina, one based in Wilmington and one in the Research Triangle area.

“With a high emphasis on training and the validation that comes from third party certification, we aim to provide Southeastern North Carolina with lasting and reliable solar systems,” John Donoghue reflects. “Solar is here to stay and experiencing tremendous growth in our area, which also attracts opportunists to the field. NABCEP Certification is a clear message to consumers that their solar system is installed by professionals and will perform as predicted,” Donoghue highlights. “These achievements are only the start and should serve as a motivation to other solar installers that are serious about their work: our employees are following a similar path to assure overall quality of Cape Fear Solar Systems’ work,” Donoghue concludes.

This distinguishing mark for renewable energy professionals has been awarded since 2003 by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). NABCEP’s rigorous competency standards for certification send a clear message to consumers, financers, and public officials that the industry stresses the highest standards in safety, workmanship, and ethical business practices.

In order to protect customers, the organization keeps an updated online national database of all NABCEP Certified Solar PV®, Solar Thermal™ and Solar PV Technical Sales™ installers. “Certified installers are grouped by state of residency and can be found at,” states Sue Pratt from NABCEP.

Cape Fear Solar Systems, LLC (CFSS) is a fully licensed, insured and certified alternative energy solutions provider. As a solar expert, CFSS offers a wide range of solar panels for solar water heating (DHW), photovoltaic (PV) and solar pool heating for residential and commercial applications. With in-house design and engineering, CFSS provides complete solar installations, including management of all necessary permits and approvals, handling of all utility paperwork, providing information on available State and Federal investment tax credits as well as consulting on community guidelines (HOA/POA/ARB/ACC). CFSS is an Authorized Dealer for the following established and proven technology leaders: SunPower solar panels – the world’s most efficient solar modules, Sharp solar panels, solar thermal systems from Apricus and Schüco, and Solar Service’s pool heating systems.

Experience in solar installations and an authorized dealer for the most efficient solar panels on the Planet, SunPower, makes CFSS the local leader in turnkey solar solutions. CFSS seeks to promote education about solar power and its benefits.

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a volunteer board of renewable energy stakeholder representatives that includes representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certificants, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades. Each member of the board was chosen because of his or her experience and involvement in the renewable energy industry. NABCEP’s mission — to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders — is intended to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.