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Contractor Certification

Click to read - Requires Acrobat ReaderIn 1997 President Clinton initiated the “Million Solar Roofs” program. The goal of the program is to have a million solar systems installed by 2010. Part of the format for achieving this goal is to provide low interest loans through “Certified and Approved” contractors. The program is backed by Fannie Mae, the largest source of home loans in the country. Select utilities and lenders promoted and sponsored the program. Processing the loan applications are administered by Volt VIEWtech and the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA).

 

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The paper work involved is simple and user friendly. The question for the utilities and lenders was how to screen the contractors who would be performing the energy home improvements? Fortunately such a service was already in place.

The League of American Homeowners (LAH) is a non-profit public benefit association founded in 1993, by homeowners like you. In 1997, LAH was approached by private utilities and lenders to establish a list of “screened” contractors who would be allowed to participate in the energy conservation program. Together with utilities and lenders, LAH created a criterion for the “Approved” Contractor program. The Solar Energy Company Inc. is a “Certified and Approved” and has met the standards of LAH listed below:

 

 

1) Holds a valid license with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB).

2) Has general liability and workers compensation insurance with a $1,000,000 minimum.

3) Successfully passed a public records check for liens, judgments, civil litigation and bankruptcy.

4) Successfully passed a review by the Better Business Bureau.

5) Underwent a business credit examination and meets acceptable industry norms.

6) Provided satisfactory customer and trade references.

7) Has agreed to abide by LCH Code of Business Ethics.

Over the last few years the program has expanded across the southwestern United States.
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