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Alaska - Requirements for Solar Power Installation
Alaska State Rules and regulations regarding solar power installations
The licensing of solar installers and solar panelinstallations are different from state to state and even county to county, but they generally cover these three things;
- Interconnection Regulations
- Licensing and or qualifications of Solar Installers
- Equipment Standards or Certification
Alaska has no specific licensing requirements for those wishing to install solar power systems except for the fact that the installation of solar power is considered electrical work and so normal state based licensing would require that the installer be a licensed electrical contractor in Alaska. Also there is no specific state wide standard for solar power equipment in Alaska but equipment would need to meet general requirements for electrical equipment in that state. Most states that have no standards rely on the California Energy Commissions approved products list. However, utilities and counties may have their own standards for equipment that they require and so it would be prudent for you to first check with your local electricity utility before purchasing any equipment. Alternatively, if you request quotes from local installers through this site they will be able to advise you of any applicable local equipment standards.