Hawaii

Licensing (general)

  • General engineering contractors (“A” classification) automatically hold the Solar energy systems contractor (C-61) specialty license without having to take a further exam or pay additional fees
  • A solar contractor’s license alone does not permit a contractor to install a complete solar energy system and may require that he or she subcontract with electrical and/or plumbing contractors
  • Electrical and plumbing contractors may subcontract with solar contractors to install components of PV and SWH systems

Licensing (PV)

  • C-60– Solar power systems contractors may assemble and install photovoltaic panels, batteries, controls, and related low voltage DC wiring
  • C-13- Electrical contractor license includes the work of the C-60 solar power systems contractor license
  • Any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician

Licensing (Solar thermal)

  • C-61 – Solar energy systems contractors may assemble and install solar hot water systems in residential and commercial buildings and swimming pools, provided that this shall not include the installation of heat pumps or water heaters.  This license classification also allows the contractor to install solar heating and cooling systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; includes the work of C-61a and C-61b
  • C-61a- Solar hot water systems contractors may assemble and install collectors, storage vessels, controls, pumps, and piping in connection therewith
  • C-61b- Solar heating and cooling systems contractors may install solar heating and cooling systems provided that all specialty work requiring a license is subcontracted to contractors licensed to perform that work
  • Any plumbing work must be performed by a licensed plumber
  • C-37- Plumbing contractors are allowed to install solar hot water heating systems

Licensing body: Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Electric code: NEC 2011 edition

Reciprocity: None

Resources: Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing

 

 

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