Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing

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Some states have established a licensing process for solar-energy contractors and/or wind-energy contractors. These requirements are designed to ensure that contractors have the necessary knowledge and experience to install systems properly. Solar licenses typically take the form of either a separate, specialized solar contractor’s license, or a specialty classification under a general electrical or plumbing license. [1]


Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing Incentives

IncentiveIncentive TypePlaceApplicable SectorEligible TechnologiesActive
Alternative Energy System Contracting (Virginia)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingVirginia: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPhotovoltaicsNo
City of Dubuque - Solar Thermal Licensing RequirementSolar/Wind Contractor LicensingIowa: Energy ResourcesConstruction
Installer/Contractor
Solar Water HeatYes
City of Madison - Contractor Licensing (Wisconsin)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingWisconsin: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Contractor Licensing (Oregon)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingOregon: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPhotovoltaicsNo
Denver - Solar Contractor Licensing (Colorado)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingColorado: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Water HeatNo
Los Angeles - Contractor Licensing (California)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingCalifornia: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPassive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Photovoltaics
No
Puerto Rico - Solar and Wind Contractor Certification (Puerto Rico)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingPuerto Rico: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPhotovoltaics
Wind
Yes
Renewable Energy Contractor Licensing (Oregon)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingOregon: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorFuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Solar Contractor Licensing (Arizona)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingArizona: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPhotovoltaics
Solar Pool Heating
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Contractor Licensing (California)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingCalifornia: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPassive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Pool Heating
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Contractor Licensing (Florida)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingFlorida: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPassive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Contractor Licensing (Hawaii)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingHawaii: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPhotovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Contractor Licensing (Nevada)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingNevada: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPhotovoltaics
Solar Pool Heating
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Contractor Licensing (Rhode Island)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingRhode Island: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
No
Solar Contractor Licensing (Utah)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingUtah: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPhotovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Contractor Licensing and Training (Maine)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingMaine: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
No
Solar Contractor Training Programs (Colorado)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingColorado: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPassive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
No
Solar Heating Contractor Licensing (Michigan)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingMichigan: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Hot Water Contractor Licensing (Arkansas)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingArkansas: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Water HeatYes
Solar Hot Water Contractor Licensing (Maine)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingMaine: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Water HeatYes
Solar Mechanic Licensing (Arkansas)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingArkansas: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
No
Solar and Wind Contractor Licensing (Connecticut)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingConnecticut: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPassive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Wind
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Solar and Wind Contractor Licensing (Louisiana)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingLouisiana: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorPhotovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Tennessee Solar Panel Installation Specialty and Solar Thermal-Geothermal Licensing (Tennessee)Solar/Wind Contractor LicensingTennessee: Energy ResourcesInstaller/ContractorSolar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Ground Source Heat Pumps
No

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary