City of Dubuque - Solar Thermal Licensing Requirement

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Iowa
Additional Place applies to City of Dubuque
Name City of Dubuque - Solar Thermal Licensing Requirement
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Applicable Sector Construction, Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs


Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


The City of Dubuque requires a Solar Thermal License in order for a person to install a solar thermal project on a home or business. The requirement does not apply to solar photovoltaics. The licensing requirement can be met one of two ways.

  • An installer may be Solar Thermal Certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) or
  • An installer may complete the Northeast Iowa Community College Solar Thermal Training

Installers are also required to obtain a permit before altering or installing a system. Application details are available on the program web site.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Rich Russel
Department City of Dubuque
Division Building Services
Address 50 W. 13th St.

Place Dubuque, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 52001
Phone (563) 589-4150

Contact Name Tom Snyder
Department Northeast Iowa Community College



Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Dubuque City Code 14-13

Date Enacted 2011-01-03

Authority 2: Dubuque City Code 14-14

Date Enacted 2011-01-03

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"