Ambassador Energy Ramps Up Their Solar Training Programs and Installation Teams to Keep Pace with PACE, the Country’s Newest Way to Pay for Solar PV

PACE [Property Assessed Clean Energy] is a unique and low-cost way for property owners to pay for solar. Western Riverside County’s version of the program, called HERO, has recently received two national awards, is the largest of its kind in the nation, and is responsible for much of the recent increase of local solar installations in Southern California.

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Solar Training demand increases with PACE

financing programs like HERO make a great impact

Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012

Ambassador Energy, a Murrieta-based solar training and installation firm, is answering the call from consumers, who want to take advantage of low-interest solar financing, and from other solar companies who want to train their employees.

“We train a lot of solar professionals,” said Catherine Kelso, Ambassador Energy College’s Director of Training. “NABCEP [North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners] is the gold standard for solar installers and sellers. We are accredited to teach and test for NABCEP EL and NABCEP Continuing Education. Locally, we are seeing an increase in interest from those already in the solar industry and from those wanting to get into it. I think that financing programs like HERO make a great impact in driving interest to our industry.”

“Consumers are equally interested,” said John Wilson, VP of Business Development for Ambassador Energy. “Property owners who have as little as 10% equity in their homes or commercial buildings now have an easy-qualifying way to finance solar. The program doesn’t rely on typical finance qualifiers like credit scores or debt-to-income ratios. All they look at is the customer having 10% equity and being current on property taxes and mortgage payments. In this economy, it’s really a terrific way to pay for solar, realize an income tax break and start saving on utility costs right away.”

Western Riverside County’s HERO program was recently listed as a “Top 10 Green Building Policies” program by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, it won the President’s Award for Excellence from the Southern California Association of Governments.

About Ambassador Energy

Ambassador Energy [AE] has a three-pronged business model, including Ambassador Energy College Solar Training, the Ambassador Energy Agency Program and Ambassador Energy, an EPC contractor. On staff are NABCEP Certified PV Installers, NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales professionals [Fulgham/Kelso] and multiple NABCEP EL graduates. AE Agencies are nationwide. Ambassador Energy EPC installs PV systems throughout California.

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