Pearl Certification is thrilled to announce that we’ve joined forces with SunPower Corporation as an elite Preferred SunPower Vendor. 

Since 1985, SunPower has been leading global solar innovation. SunPower solar panels consistently deliver more energy and long-term peace of mind with the highest performing solar power systems available. SunPower is the solar energy choice of homeowners and businesses around the world. 

“We carefully select partners for the preferred vendor status based on their ability to increase sales and add value for our dealers — and Pearl is one of just 18 companies worldwide that fit that criteria,” said Blake Gailey, Senior Manager of Business Development for SunPower. 

Pearl Certification changes the game for home value, making it visible today and decades from now. So when SunPower dealers join the elite Pearl Partner Network, it showcases the value of their work to homeowners and helps them stand out from other solar contractors. 

“One of the biggest challenges in the solar industry right now is getting homeowners the return on investment they deserve when they decide to sell their home. Pearl Certification allows SunPower dealers to address homeowners’ concerns with third-party backing that says their investment in solar will pay off,” Gailey explains. 

Pearl does this by showcasing the features of a home that make it perform well — solar and storage, heating and cooling systems, insulation, smart home devices, resilient features and much more. Pearl’s Certification makes these improvements visible at the time of home resale and appraisal, ensuring that their value is captured in the sale price. In fact, when marketed properly, Pearl Certified homes can sell for 5% more on average.

Perhaps the largest value-add of this partnership, Gailey says, is that it also provides an added layer of professionalism and differentiation for SunPower dealers who are also Pearl Certification partners. 

“SunPower’s approach as a company is to teach our dealers to differentiate themselves from the pack. Our culture is built on the idea that we are not just selling a commodity — we are solving real-world problems for our customers. Pearl’s same commitment to a high quality, solutions-based approach helps enhance that story for SunPower and our dealers,” Gailey said.

Pearl only accepts a small number of high-quality contractors from each city into its elite Network. Solar Dealers are admitted only if they have excellent professional training and credentials, quality control processes, are committed to high installation standards. Only Pearl Network Contractors can provide a Pearl Certification to homeowners after installation. 

“Installation quality makes a tremendous difference for a rooftop solar installation,” said Robin LeBaron, Co-founder, President, and COO of Pearl Certification. “We’re delighted to be a SunPower Elite Vendor, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Gailey wholeheartedly echoes this sentiment: “In an increasingly competitive environment, where more people are adopting solar than ever before, partnering with Pearl allows SunPower to stay on top of the game, providing an avenue for our dealers to increase the value they bring to both new and past customers, while further differentiating themselves as the ‘best of the best’ with the third-party validation and support of Pearl Certification.”

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