Fox ispq irec annual meeting_2010

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Fox ispq irec annual meeting_2010

  1. 1. ISPQ   Growth  and  Expansion   Pat  Fox   IREC’s  Annual  Mee4ng  in  LA   October  11,  2010  
  2. 2. 1996  –  The  ISPQ  seed  was  planted…  
  3. 3. 2001   Florida Solar Energy Center Receives First ISPQ Award in U.S
  4. 4. 2005  
  5. 5. My  Report  Last  Year…   ISPQ Seeing Record Number of Applications!
  6. 6. My  Report  This  Year…   ISPQ Seeing Record Number of Applications!
  7. 7. Growth   45   Technology   %  Awards   40   PV   80%   35   30   Solar  Thermal   12%   25   Wind   3%   20   15   Other   4%   10   5   0   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   (through   Sept)   •   Explosive  Growth   •   Recogni4on  of  value  of  quality  assessment  (ISPQ)   •   No  slow  down  in  sight!  (14  pending,  12  Le^ers  of  Intent)  
  8. 8. From  Growth  to  Expansion  
  9. 9. Expansion   ISPQ  Framework   Job  Task  Analyses   (established)   (pending)   ISPQ  Accredita4on  and  Cer4fica4on   for  WAP  and  Energy  Efficiency   Retrofit  Training  Providers  
  10. 10. Job  Task  Analyses   for  Energy  Efficiency  Retrofit  &   Weatheriza4on   •  DOE,  NREL  and  SME’s  working  to  establish   JTA’s   •  4  JTA/KSA’s   –  Energy  Auditor   –  Crew  Leader   –  Retrofit  Installer/Technician   –  Quality  Control  Inspector  
  11. 11. Growth  &  Expansion     Drive  Con4nuous  Improvement   Coming  Soon….   •  Annual  Repor4ng  Requirements  Enhanced   •  Improved  Candidate  Handbook   •  Expanded  ISPQ  Auditor  Training   •  Updated  Applica4ons  
  12. 12. Final  Thoughts…   •  Quality  creden4als  are  a  founda4onal  element  for  a   growing  industry   •   3  years  ago  the  solar  industry  turned  to  IREC  to   provide  quality  assessment  for  training  providers   •  Today  ISPQ  creden4als  for  renewable  energy  are   growing   •  Now,  EE  &  WAP  need  training  standards  and  the   IREC  ISPQ  program  has  been  recognized  as  the   creden4al  to  seek  for  training  providers  
  13. 13. A  note  about  licensing…  
  14. 14. Solar  Licensing  Requirements   IREC  has  developed  a  solar  licensing  database   •   Inform  the  conversa4on   •   Provide  a  resource   How  Do  Licensing  and  Creden4aling  Mix?  
  15. 15. Cer3ficate,  Cer3fica3on,  License   License   • Meet  local  jurisdic4onal  requirements   • Hands-­‐on  field  experience   Cer4fica4on   • Pass  exam   • BPI,  UL,  NABCEP,  etc…   Entry  Level   • Pass  the  Entry  Level  Exam   Knowledge   • A^end  a  workshop  or  course   Cer4ficate  of   • Homework   Comple4on   • Test   • Hands  on  training  
  16. 16. Larry  Sherwood  

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