Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania does not issue a contractor’s license at the state level. Please check with local municipality to see if a license is required.

Incentive notes

Pennsylvania Sunshine Rebate Program:

To be approved and maintain approved status, a solar PV installation company  must employ at least one qualified employee on staff. A qualified employee is one who meets or exceeds one of the following requirements:

  • Is a certified North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Installation Professional, or
  • Has successfully installed a minimum of three PV systems and has completed one of the following three training programs
  • Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC), Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) accredited PV training program; or
  • An International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) apprenticeship training program that included the course entitled “Installing Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems”; or
  • A PV manufacturer’s training program
To be approved, a solar thermal installation company must employ at least one qualified employee on staff.  A qualified employee is one who meets or exceeds one of the following requirements:
  • Is a certified NABCEP Solar Heating Installation Professional; or
  • Has completed an IREC ISPQ accredited solar thermal training program
  • If an installer has completed an IREC ISPQ accredited solar thermal training program and met all other program requirements but not yet installed three solar hot water systems, they may be accepted on a probationary basis
  • Has completed IBEW Thermal Approved Training or Battery Installation Training
 

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