Vector Structural Engineering Becomes Solar Industry Leader after Issuing over 20,000 Structural Certification Letters to Solar Installers in the Past 12 Months

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With licensed professionals covering all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, Vector helps the solar industry continue its ongoing expansion as hundreds of installers nationwide utilize Vector’s rapid SOLARCert™ system to produce Solar Certification Letters in as little as 24 hours for less than $200 each.

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"... most municipalities in the U.S. require some form of certification before allowing a residential solar system installation ... (and by issuing over 20,000 SolarCERT letters in the last 12 months), we're now a solar industry leader

Since July 2016, Vector Structural Engineering has issued over 20,000 Structural Certification Letters to solar installers, becoming a solar industry leader virtually overnight.

With over 60 professionals on staff and offices in three states, 15-year-old Vector Structural Engineering is an emerging player across the structural engineering field. According to Vector Founder and Principal, Roger T. Alworth, P.E., it was a strict adherence to process-based systems and excellent customer service that allowed the company to jump to over 1,500 Structural Certification Letters per month in less than one year.

Alworth explained, “As it turns out, the vast majority of municipalities in the United States require some form of certification before allowing a residential solar system installation. Expanding our solar division was a matter of being at the right place at the right time with the right experience."

By 2015, Vector’s Telecommunications Division already had a decade of national experience delivering rapid turn-around on small and medium sized projects. Vector’s management team recognized that solar installers needed the same kind service – fast, national and cost-competitive. “We hired industry veteran James W. ‘Jamey’ Johnston as business development lead for Vector SE’s solar division and his contribution has been critical to the division’s success,” Alworth added.

SOLARCert™ is a rigorous, process-based system crafted especially for Solar Installers. These professionals need an independent third-party to analyze and certify the structural soundness of individual homes throughout America, typically in 24 hours or less and at a cost of under $200 per Structural Certification Letter.

“Having licensed professional engineers in every state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia means Vector SE can deliver certifications throughout the U.S.,” Johnston said. “SOLARCert is what leading solar installers are asking for. They deal with one company and have national coverage. They have a single, personal point of contact. The formula is working. We’ve averaged over 1,500 letters per month during the first half of 2017. In fact, we are producing hundreds of Solar Certification Letters each month for several individual solar companies.”

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, there are currently over 1 million buildings in the U.S. with rooftop solar systems.

“Our best estimate suggests that there were over 500,000 new solar systems installed on residential rooftops in 2016,” Johnston said. “And although 20,000 is only four percent of the overall marketplace, we believe it makes us one of the largest providers of Solar Certification Letters in the country.”

Solar companies and installers looking for a fast, professional and effective alternative for Structural Certification Letters should contact Johnston at james(at)vectorse(dot)com or 800-558-0013.

About Vector Structural Engineering:

Formed in 2002, Vector Structural Engineers is an emerging structural engineering firm, with five offices in the three states (Utah, California and Arizona) and over 60 professionals on staff. Vector SE specializes in fast, professional and accurate structural design services in six main industries — Solar, Telecommunication, Residential, Commercial, Bridges, and Industrial. With team members licensed in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, Vector SE is an ideal partner for architects, developers, builders, government agencies, and other service providers.

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