NABCEP New Certificant, Local Solar Installer Earns Industry’s Most Prestigious Certification

Old Bridge, NJ, May 19, 2011 --( Local Solar Installer Earns Industry’s Most Prestigious Certification

Christopher Sabin, Owner of local business Sabin Electrical Services, LLC and Site Superintendent with Borrego Solar, has earned the industry’s leading recognition of expertise as a certified installer of solar electric systems (aka “photovoltaic” or “PV” systems) from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

NABCEP is the most respected and well-established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Designation as a NABCEP certified solar PV installer is widely recognized to be the most important and meaningful certification of its kind in the renewable energy industry.

“Receiving NABCEP’s Certified Installer status is personally very satisfying,” said Sabin. “More important, it means I can offer our customers the added confidence of knowing their installation will be performed to the highest standards in the solar industry.”

To earn his NABCEP certification, Sabin was required to demonstrate his competence as a solar PV installer by passing a rigorous exam that covers the multi-craft aspects of being a professional PV installer. He needed to demonstrate knowledge on subjects as diverse as system design, electrical and job safety, the National Electrical Code, roofing and construction techniques, system commissioning, and troubleshooting.

In addition to passing the exam all certified NABCEP installers are required to show that they have real-world experience as a senior person on the installation crew as well as a minimum number of hours of advanced training.

“One thing you can be assured of with NABCEP Certified Installers is that your job won’t be their first,” said Ezra Auerbach, executive director of NABCEP. “Anyone who makes the considerable effort required to earn NABCEP Installer Certification has been required to document their experience and education as part of the eligibility process. They have also made a very real commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice. We are delighted to welcome Christopher Sabin to the ranks of the industry’s leading solar installers.”

For more information, contact Christopher Sabin at or (732) 609-3025.

About Christopher Sabin
Christopher Sabin, Owner and operator of Sabin Electrical Services, LLC and Site Superintendent at Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. has been in the construction industry for over 13 years. He started working for his uncle as an electrician’s helper (who originally owned Sabin Electric) and then moved on working for several other big electrical contractors as well as builders, eventually coming back to his roots and re-opened Sabin Electrical Services in honor of his late uncle.

6 years ago Chris met with REC Solar and started installing residential PV systems, and installed his first commercial system over 500kW in Hawaii. From there he has had several contract jobs working for other solar installers totaling over 15mW worth of projects (roughly 60 projects ranging from 6kW up to 3mW). Chris also did a brief stint as an inspector for the NJ Clean energy program’s renewable energy division inspecting installers in NJ for the rebate and SREC programs.

Now Chris mainly works for Borrego Solar Systems managing the installation of large commercial systems ( Chris still runs Sabin Electrical Services, LLC (, but he mainly does so as a part time contributor to the Old Bridge, NJ area.

NABCEP is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors consisting of volunteer representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certificants, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades. NABCEP’s mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more visit

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