Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Solar Installation Requirements in the State of Florida

There has been a lot of confussion as to who can install what and where. Well in the great State of Florida, Solar Electric/Power (PV) systems can only be installed by a state-licensed Master Electrician, Electrical Contractor, or Solar Contractor. Master Electricians and Electrical Contractors can install the system without any restrictions. A Solar Contractor can only install solar system components up to the inverter and must subcontract the install from the inverter to the main distribution panel to a Master Electrician or Electrical Contractor. Veterans Energy Solutions, LLC is an energy solutions provider and is a State of Florida Certified Unlimited Electrical Contractor.

Solar Thermal (domestic hotwater & pool heaters) Systems can only be installed by a state-licensed solar or plumbing contractor. There are no other restricitions.

The above information can be verified at the State of Florida Senate website (Fla. Stat. § 377.806) through the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.

To find a solar professional near you, go to Find Solar.

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