Maine

Licensing (PV)
Maine does not license PV installers.  However, any person installing PV systems in Maine must hold an electrician’s license suited for the project issued by the Electricians’ Examining Board.

Electric code: NEC 2011 edition

Incentive notes

PV:  PV projects supported by efficiency Maine financing programs must be conducted by listed Efficiency Maine Registered Vendors involving a master electrician who has passed the NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam or is certified as PV Installation Professional by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) or is working in conjunction with a person who has passed the NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam.

Solar thermal:  Solar thermal projects  supported by Efficiency Maine financing programs  must be conducted by listed Efficiency Maine Registered Vendors involving a master plumber or licensed heating or refrigeration technician who has passed the NABCEP Solar Thermal Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam or is certified as a solar thermal installer by NABCEP or is working in conjunction with a person who has passed the NABCEP Solar Thermal Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam.

Note: Efficiency Maine is no longer a division of the Public Utilities Commission. The Efficiency Maine Trust was established as an independent quasi-state agency in July of 2010 and retains status as an instrumentality of the state of Maine.

Reciprocity: None

Resources

  1. Efficiency Maine Renewable Resource Rebate Program
  2. Professional and Financial Regulation
 

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