Illinois - Requirements for Solar Power Installation

Illinois 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 panel installer 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 Illinois

Illinois 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 Illinois.

Interconnection Regulations (small generator)

Illinois has interconnections rules that vary with the size of the system. Most residential systems will fall into the Tier 1 category, being 10 kw or less.Reviews are straightforward at this level but requirements increase for bigger systems. Systems are required to meet UL 1741 and IEEE 1547 standards. These are the same standards that products must meet to be on the California Energy Commissions list of approved products and so consumers can check if a product being quoted is on that list.


1 Comments on “Illinois - Requirements for Solar Power Installation”

  1. Magitekman said at 1:19 pm on 19th September 2014:

    Illinois does require all installers to be state certified DG installers. This went into effect 1/1/2014

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