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Why It Is Crucial to Ensure that Solar Panel Installers are Licensed Electricians



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Finding the right contractor for any project can be difficult – finding one for your next solar installation can feel even more daunting. Here’s everything you need to know in order to ensure that your PV system will be installed correctly and safely.

Solar contractor licensing started in the 1980s alongside the introduction of solar incentive programs. State regulations and licensing of solar contractors have been evolving as the solar industry has continued to grow. Most states require a licensed electrical contractor for PV installations, and some have even stricter requirements. Further, every state and municipality has different laws, regulations, and rebates for installing solar.