October 3, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] SunWize Technologies is sponsoring qualified photovoltaic (PV) dealers and installers who pass the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) voluntary certification examination. Upon successful completion of the exam, SunWize will reimburse the US$250 application and exam fee by applying a credit to a $5000 system order placed by the new NABCEP certified installer. The certification program is meant to provide a set of national standards by which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves. The NABCEP PV Installer Certification is not intended to prevent qualified individuals from installing PV systems nor to replace state licensure requirements. Certification will provide an educational tool for consumers and may encourage increased financing and reduced insurance rates for PV projects. Requirements and prerequisites to be eligible for NABCEP solar PV installer certification and information about the written exam can be found on the NABCEP web site listed below.