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Scheme active from May 2002

This is a Certification scheme for Companies

Primary Contact for the Scheme

David Stickelberger


Managing Director

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Switzerland – Die Solarprofis

Swissolar, the Swiss professional association for solar energy, have created the quality label " Solarprofi® ". The label is awarded to Swiss installers, planners and manufacturers of solar energy, as long as they fulfill the required criteria (education , reference plants, etc.). The solar professionals that are qualified by Swissolar are listed in an online directory ( www.solarprofis.ch ) where potential end users can search for providers in their area.
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Certification Bodies


Supported Technology,
Size and Possibility of Financial Support
Are any other qualifications required to practice?
Technology Size Min and Max sizes Necessity of Cert./ Qual. Is the scheme mandatory or voluntary for the technology listed? Supporting financial schemes? Are there any supporting financial schemes? Necessity for financial support Is it mandatory to be certified to qualify for the financial incentive? EQF What level of education according to European Qualifications Framework is the scheme equivalent to? [?] Plumber Is the supporting qualification as a plumber required? Electrician Is the supporting qualification as an electrician required? Parts Is a specializiation in the companents required as a supporting qualification? Other Other requirement details Financial Schemes
Solar Construction Mandatory
Solar Photovoltaic Mandatory
Solar Thermal Mandatory
Legislation, subsidies and standards
Costs/Benefit analysis (eg. payback period)
Design (appropriate design of system dependent in relation to targeted heating system)
Installation (actual installation process)
Commissioning (ensure effective commissioning of system for optimal performance)
Monitoring (operational or performance monitoring)
Maintenance (understanding of maintenance and warranty based issues)
Average training cost €0 - €1,000
Ongoing Costs in order to be Certified/Qualified Yes
Further training that assures the quality of the installations (free trainings are possible)
What is the anticipated duration of training for full certification/ qualification? less than 3 months
Theory Mandatory
Practical Optional
Workplace Learning Optional
Examination Mandatory
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Mandatory
Ongoing Quality Control Mandatory
The Certification is valid for 3 - 5 years
Requalification is required
Inspections of the installers work are carried out
Evaluation of wider standards
A financial penalty could apply
Retraining may be required
Suspension from the scheme
Exclusion from the scheme
Damage to the renewable energy system
Damage to wider energy infrastructure within end-users’ home
Structural or building damage
Significant degradation in system performance
Poor consumer code of conduct
There is an established process for mutual recognition
Documentation required when applying for mutual recognition
Evidence of certification
Evidence of formal training
Evidence of quality
Additional tests or monitoring expected when applying for mutual recognition
An aptitude test
Undergo a period of monitoring
Demonstrate continuous professional development
Evidence of quality of installations
Expected to demonstrate language ability
Expected to demonstrate insurance