Energy Trust emailed new star rating reports to all Solar trade allies with ratings based on project activity September 16, 2017 and September 15, 2018. Star ratings are updated three times per year based on applications submitted and installations completed over the past 12 months.
Highlights from September 16, 2017 to September 15, 2018:
- A total of 149 solar trade ally contractors were enrolled in the Energy Trust Trade Ally Network. Of those, 61 solar trade allies submitted applications or completed projects qualifying them to receive a star rating.
- 45 solar trade ally contractors have a star rating of two-and-a-half or three stars—more than two-thirds of the trade allies rated during this period.
- The most common installation corrections issued were for disconnect switch covers (2.3.18) and inaccurate as-built schematics (2.1.5).
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 January 30, 2019.