Delaware

Licensing (PV)
Delaware requires an electricians license to do electrical work; PV installations are considered to be electrical work.  North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification is preferred if applying for state rebates.

Electric code: NEC 2005 edition

Incentive notes
Regulations for the Green Energy Program: 5.6.2 Education and Licensure:  Participating contractors shall maintain appropriate education and licenses to insure that only professionally designed systems are installed within the Program. The participating contractor must be licensed in the state of Delaware.  Where industry certification programs have been promulgated, grant recipients are encouraged to use industry certified contractors.

Proposed changes:  5.6.2 Education and Licensure
Participating contractors shall maintain appropriate education and licenses to insure that only professionally designed systems are installed within the Program. The contractor must maintain on staff field personal that have received appropriate training for the installation of that particular renewable energy system. Each contractor must submit annually a list of personnel on staff that has received the appropriate training to qualify them to conduct the installation of renewable energy systems. The Participating contractor must be licensed in the State of Delaware. Copies of all renewed licenses must be submitted to the department within 60 days of expiration. If all new licenses are not provided, the contractor will be suspended from participation with the Green Energy Program until a new license is provided. All installations performed during the suspension will not be eligible for funds until the suspension is lifted.

Where industry certification programs have been promulgated, grant recipients will be required to obtain the highest industry recognized training within three (3) years of becoming an approved contractor. Thereafter the contractor must continue to become certified in the highest industry recognized training every three (3) years. If a new certificate is not provided, the contractor will be suspended from participation with the Green Energy Program until a new certificate is provided. All installations performed during the suspension will not be eligible for funds until the suspension is lifted.

Reciprocity: Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wyoming

Resources

  1. State of Delaware Division of Revenue
  2. State of Delaware Board of Electrical Examiners
  3. Delaware Green Energy Program
 

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