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Santa Monica Solar Company Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition

PV Guru's President and co-founder Michael Lackna.
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PV Guru's President and co-founder Michael Lackna.

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:25 am

Mirror Staff

Santa Monica-based PV Guru Inc., a full-service solar and electric company, has announced that President and co-founder Michael Lackna has earned the industry’s leading recognition of expertise as a certified installer of photovoltaic electric systems from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

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.

“Receiving NABCEP’s PV Installation Professional Certification is personally very rewarding,” said Michael Lackna, PV Guru’s President and co-founder. “More important it means we can offer our customers the added confidence of knowing that their photovoltaic system installations will be completed to the highest standards in the solar industry.”

To earn his NABCEP certification, Lackna 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 upholdinghigh standards of ethical and professional practice. I am delighted to welcome Michael Lackna of PV Guru to the ranks of the industry’s leading solar professionals.”

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Aug. 27, 2014, 6:05:35 pm

Michael said...

PV Guru Inc. Raising the standards in Solar Installation.

Aug. 27, 2014, 7:44:38 pm

Peethrina Persaud said...

Congrats Mike! So proud of your recognition! Amazing work!!!

Aug. 28, 2014, 7:38:47 pm

Parsram said...

Keep up the good work Michael !

Sep. 10, 2014, 5:18:13 pm

darvin lackna said...


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