Underwriters Laboratories Introduces Solar PV Personnel Certification

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has launched a new program to train and certify installers of photovoltaic products and systems. The program, available beginning in July through UL University (ULU), represents the first of many programs the organization will provide for practitioners across a wide range of industries and professions, UL notes.

The PV System Installer certification program was created to meet and exceed existing industry requirements through a working cooperation with leading PV industry stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and professional associations. The new offering from ULU, geared toward licensed electricians, aims to improve the safety and performance of PV systems through a more qualified workforce.

In mid-summer, ULU will unveil a new, full-service facility to support its venture into personnel certification. Located at UL's RTP laboratories in Raleigh, N.C., the campus will offer training and personnel certification programs in PV testing and other categories.

SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

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