Solar trade ally star ratings updated in February 2018

Energy Trust emailed new star rating reports to all Solar trade allies with ratings based on project activity between February 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018. Star ratings are updated every three months based on applications submitted and installations completed over the past 12 months.

Highlights from February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018:

  • A total of 122 solar trade ally contractors were enrolled in the Energy Trust Trade Ally Network. Of those, 77 solar trade allies submitted applications or completed projects—two more than the previous rating period—qualifying them to receive a star rating.
  • 50 solar trade ally contractors have a star rating of two-and-a-half or three stars—nearly two-thirds of the trade allies rated during this period.
  • The most common installation corrections issued were for missing System Labels (2.3.17) and missing Customer Manuals (3.1.1).
  • The most common design corrections issued were for missing or incomplete information.

Program benefits, such as eligibility to receive free customer leads and access to business development funds, are determined by current star ratings. Solar trade allies can also use their rating as a selling point with customers to point out your familiarity with best practices and Energy Trust incentive processes.

For complete details on how star ratings are determined, see the Solar Trade Ally Rating System document. The next rating period ends April 30, 2018.