One of the most effective ways to reduce installation costs and increase work efficiency is to implement an effective quality management program. This session will introduce the core principals of quality management, with specific focus on its application to solar and energy storage installations. Attendees will be introduced to tools and techniques that can be used to implement systems that help ensure solar installations comply with standards and company policies. These can be used to reduce investor risk, streamline permitting, improve oversight, and increase asset value. The Institute for Building Technology and Safety’s (IBTS) Solar/ESS Quality Management Program has reviewed nearly 40,000 (300+ MW) residential and commercial PV systems throughout the United States. Through this experience, IBTS has compiled data on the prevalence of deficiencies in the design and installation of solar PV systems. Attendees will learn how to identify and correct design and installation errors. By documenting, reviewing, and validating system quality, installation firms can increase investor confidence, improve system performance, and reduce soft costs. Installers, finance providers, incentive administrators, and code officials will benefit from this discussion on how to implement and adhere to quality management best practices for solar, storage, efficiency, and other emerging energy technologies.