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Florida - Requirements for Solar Power Installation
Florida 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 solar panelinstaller is properly licensed and assist you to ask your installer the right questions about the system they are proposing to install for you, generally the following needs to be considered;
- Licensing requirements for Solar Installers in each state
- Equipment Standards or Certification
- Interconnection Standards and other requirements
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 Florida
Solar Installers are required to work through the Florida Solar energy Center in that systems in order to be eligible for rebate s and incentives must satisfy the requirements of the FSEC.. All collectors must be approved and certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and have an FSEC system certification number. There is no minimum or maximum size limit, other than the dollar limit on the rebate.
Interconnection Regulations (small generator)
Florida has a 3 tier interconnection system that is basically the same as the Federal or FERC regulations. Residential systems up to 10kW in size are in the first tier which has a simplified interconnection process. Systems must meet all applicable safety and performance standards established by the National Electric Code (NEC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), including the IEEE 1547, IEEE 1547.1 and UL 1741 standards. Systems must be inspected and approved by local code officials prior to interconnection to ensure compliance with applicable local codes.