With the tremendous growth of the solar industry and the continuing development of licensing requirements for photovoltaic and solar installers, we are spotlighting IREC’s Solar Licensing Database– a comprehensive web-based resource of specific state-by-state solar licensing information. This valuable tool is designed for policy makers, stakeholders, practitioners, students, consumers and anyone looking for solar licensing information in the United States.
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, it is expected that by the end of 2013, a solar project will have been installed, on average, every four minutes in the United States. With the exponential growth of solar installations and the ever-changing rules and regulations for contractors, IREC’s solar licensing database provides the latest requirements, programs, and policies that affect the industry-continuing our commitment to accelerating the sustainable utilization of solar and growing our clean energy economy.
States establish licensing requirements for contractors to protect consumers from unsafe practices and to ensure systems are installed properly. As these requirements continue to develop and evolve, researching state-specific information can sometimes be complicated and confusing. IREC’s solar licensing database provides valuable data that is updated weekly, providing the public with the latest industry standards and regulations available.
Whether you live in Alabama or Wyoming, this useful reference guide details what you need to know about new legislation, certification requirements, permitting, reciprocity and incentive programs. The database also includes useful links to related documents and relevant organizations to help facilitate licensing requirements.