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Idaho - Requirements for Solar Power Installation
Idaho 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 your local solar power professionals.
Licensing requirements for Solar Installers in Idaho
Idaho 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 Idaho.
Interconnection Regulations (small generator)
Idaho has adopted the FERC's standard Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA).
- The "10-kilowatt (kW) Inverter Process," for certified, inverter-based systems no larger than 10 kW;
- The "Fast Track Process," for certified systems no larger than 2 MW; and
- The default "Study Process," for all other systems no larger than 20 MW.
Under these standard rules equipment must meet standards under the NEC and also UL 1741 and IEEE 1547. As a quick short cut if products are listed on the California Energy Commissions list of approved solar panels and approved solar power inverters then they will meet these standards.