Quality label «The Solar Pros®»
The «The Solar Pros» label is the Swiss solar industry’s quality label. Swissolar and the SFOE act in concert to jointly achieve the goal of driving the energy turnaround by implementing high-quality, safe solar plants.
The quality label allows Swissolar to make sure that builders can rely on certified specialist companies that design and install state-of-the-art solar systems and provide comprehensive, fair and proficient consulting services on their solar plant. The positive profile of the solar industry can only be preserved if solar professionals work with adequate quality.
Swissolar members can acquire the «The Solar Pros» label. Solar planners, engineers and manufacturers who deliver top-quality services in a professional way and meet the latest technical requirements can be listed in the Solar Pros Directory. After a successful audit of their admission documents and a positive validation of one reference system (for companies focussing on consultancy and implementation), certified Solar Pros can use the label for their market presence and thus stand out from their competitors.
What are the criteria for a company to be listed in the Solar Pros Directory?
All solar professionals must be domiciled in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein, be able to demonstrate their business is with solar energy and behave as fair competitors. They must also prove they are eligible, depending on the company’s business focus and technical sphere. For more information, please see the Solar Pros Admission and Trademark Policy (German / French / Italian) and the Solar Pros Conditions of Admission (German / French / Italian).
Registration as a Solar Pro is open only for companies that have adequate experience in their specific field and confirm by self-declaration that they design, mount or market solar systems in compliance with acknowledged engineering rules as well as applicable laws, standards and regulations. Randomized inspection tours will be carried out in order to verify the contents of the companies’ self-declaration. The current self-declaration (German / French / Italian) is valid until the end of 2023.
Swissolar’s Central Office carries out regular inspections to check whether certified companies meet all quality criteria. The label must be renewed every 3 years.
The Solar Pros label has stricter admission requirements and verification mechanisms that contribute to achieving a sustainable, top-quality addition of solar plants. This is an important step towards strengthening people’s trust in the solar technology and making the label fit for the future.