Delaware - Requirements for Solar Power Installation
Delaware State licensing requirements for solar power installers and solar power installations
The rules that regulate the installation of solar power systems are different in each state and even sometimes from county to county. It is important that you are aware of these rules as a potential customer because often it is a condition of receiving rebates and incentives that your system meets these requirements. We have created pages which will help you make sure your installer is properly licensed and assist you to ask your installer the right questions about the system they are proposing to install for you:
- Licensing requirements for Solar Installers in each state
- Equipment Standards or Certification
- Interconnection Standards and other requirements
However when researching the various States it became apparent that some states have not addressed the various rules and regulations and if they have information on the subject, it is either currently not available or under review. So this makes the task of covering rules and regulations very difficult for us here at Solar Panels USA. We have done our best to get as much info as we can, as always the people who know the current state of play in your area are you local solar power professionals.
Licensing requirements for Solar Installers in Delaware
Delaware 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 Delaware. Also there is no specific state wide standard for solar power equipment in Delaware 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.
Interconnection Regulations (small generator)
Delaware has an interconnection system that is very similar to the Federal or FERC interconnection regulations. Delaware has a four tiered system but residential customers that have solar power systems up to 10kW in size are in the first tier and that has a simplified interconnection process. Solar customers should check with their Utility to get the latest on interconnection regulations.