Energy & Sustainability

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Energy and Sustainability

IBTS helps your community invest wisely in energy and sustainability projects, resulting in cost savings, risk reduction, and a more sustainable future. 

IBTS is the nation’s largest solar quality management provider, with over 70K inspections and plan reviews completed nationally, including over 7.5K in Puerto Rico alone.

IBTS delivers third-party quality management services that ensure proper planning, implementation, and assessment of energy and sustainability projects. We enhance the capabilities of local, state, and federal governments, and private-sector organizations with customized access to subject matter expertise, technology solutions, training, and program support.  

We provide services to local, state and federal governments, in addition to private-sector organizations.

IBTS’s energy and sustainability services can help your community, department or organization:

  • Comply with energy codes without neglecting comfort or cost
  • Reduce risks and increase the security of an energy project
  • Build an energy efficient or green building
  • Validate the productivity and safety of your solar PV system
  • Take advantage of available resources

Our Work in Action

Solar FIT-QM
Using a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE EERE)’s Solar Energy Technology Office, IBTS has significantly expanded its Field Inspection Technology Quality Management (FIT-QM) photovoltaic (PV) inspection platform. FIT-QM tracks data from tens of thousands of solar PV installations across the country, providing the industry with unparalleled regionally-specific data on installation quality, failures, and opportunities for optimizing efficiency.

Massachusetts’ Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Building Decarbonization
IBTS is a partner to MassCEC, helping support the agency in reaching its building decarbonization priorities through services such as program strategy and development; technical expertise; monitoring & evaluation; trainings; workforce development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and marketing, outreach, and engagement.

Community Energy Water Resilience Installations (CEWRI)
IBTS is supporting Tidal Basin Government Consulting, LLC (Tidal Basin) in the CEWRI work in Puerto Rico, funded through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding and administered through the Puerto Rico Department of Housing (PRDOH). The CEWRI program will provide up to 15,000 homes on the Island with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. IBTS is playing an important role providing quality assurance to support these installations through field inspections.

IBTS is also supporting the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a technical advisor to assist with training solar installers in Puerto Rico on behalf of the CEWRI program.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)
As IREC’s industry outreach partner, IBTS is helping the organization prepare for and implement solutions for the Puerto Rican Solar Business Accelerator by working with IREC and stakeholders in implementing solutions to address the needs of the solar industry.

IBTS is also supporting IREC as a SolSmart Advisor, providing community engagement, gap analysis, community applications, and technical assistance to six municipalities in Puerto Rico, which will become the first SolSmart designated communities on the Island.

Sunnova Energy International Inc.
Since 2013, IBTS has provided Sunnova’s engineering team with third party quality management services to satisfy their financing requirements. IBTS provides over a thousand inspections each year for Sunnova, and also supports the company’s renewable energy and installation quality goals in Puerto Rico.

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