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RISE E-News Winter 2017

Hello CSRPs and RISE supporters
Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! As we are in the heart of winter, we would like to focus on a bright spot: our CSRPs! We are so proud of the work you do, and we would love to show it off. If you are a CSRP and have a project you would like to be featured in our newsletter or the RISE website, please send photos and a short description of the project details to RISE staff at What a way to brighten up a cold day!

Solar Industry Sees Largest Quarter Ever
According to SEIA and GTM Research's Q4 Solar Market Insight report, which provides third-quarter data, the solar industry just experienced its largest quarter with more than 4,143 MW of PV installed. The total nationwide solar capacity is now 35.8 gigawatts, enough to power 6.5 million U.S. homes and reduce carbon emissions by 41.7 million metric tons annually. Click here to read more about this amazing boom.

RISE to exhibit at roofing industry trade shows
RISE is excited to once again exhibit at two classic industry shows: the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Las Vegas March 1-3 and the RCI International Convention and Trade Show in Anaheim, Calif., March 18-19. Whether you're a current CSRP or interested in discussing the CSRP credential and how it can affect your career, connect with us if you're attending either of these events! If you're interested in receiving a free expo hall pass to the IRE, contact Brad Martz at

NRCA to offer rooftop solar session at International Roofing Expo
On Feb. 28, in conjunction with the IRE, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is offering Rooftop Solar 101: A Roofing Contractor's Guide for Entering the Solar PV Market. The program will be presented by Aaron Nitzkin, founder and CEO of Solar Roof Dynamics, and Jeff Spies, senior director of policy at Quick Mount PV, and is intended to provide roofing professionals with tools to decide whether entering the solar PV market makes sense for their businesses and what roles they would like their businesses to play in the solar PV industry. For more information about what the program and to register, visit the IRE website.

The end is here for net metering in Arizona
On Dec. 20, 2016, Arizona utility regulators voted to end net metering. The amendment affects homeowners and small businesses in Arizona by replacing net metering with two methodologies that substantially undervalue the economic and environmental benefits provided by distributed generation. More details are available on The Arizona Republic.

The Alliance celebrates 20 years
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress celebrates 20 years of elevating the roofing industry. From funding research to providing forward-thinking responses to major economic and technological issues, the Alliance is an advocate for advancing education and enhancing the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers. During the past 20 years, the Alliance's dedicated membership, composed of a group of roofing contractors, material manufacturers, distributors, service providers and industry professionals, has contributed more than $12.4 million to the Alliance's endowment fund to help preserve and enhance the U.S. roofing industry's success and performance. To find out more about current and past projects funded by the Alliance, click here.

Solar Energy International (SEI) provides Solar Training for Service Men and Women
SEI offers comprehensive Veterans Educational Funding and outreach programs for veterans and active duty military personnel. SEI was selected as the lead training provider during the pilot program for the Department of Energy's Sunshot Initiative Solar Ready Vets program. SEI continues to support Solar Ready Vets as an advising and training partner to the program. For more information, click here.

RISE on Facebook
People continue to regularly visit RISE's Facebook page. Get involved by starting a conversation about your pressing solar issues; connect with contractors from different markets around the globe; or, post a project you are proud of—we may even feature it on our website! Click here to get engaged.

Next CSRP exam date
The next CSRP exam date is March 3 (the application deadline of Feb. 3). The exam will be offered at a testing center within 150 miles of your home, or you can take it during the IRE. Spread the word about this unique certification—encourage your colleagues to apply now!

Did you like what you read today? Forward this newsletter to a friend in the solar industry and tell them how being a CSRP could change their career. Want more information? Visit or contact RISE staff at (847) 493-7574 or

"The RISE CSRP program is valuable to all stakeholders by providing roof construction expertise and helping to mitigate risk in the developing PV industry, especially as it matures."

Aaron Martin
RISE Board of Directors

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