Iowa - Requirements for Solar Power Installation

Iowa 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 Iowa

Iowa 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 Iowa. This is likely to change in the future, so always check up on the current requirements.

Interconnection Regulations (small generator)

There are different rules for different sized systems and different rules between different Utilities. If you are looking to install a residential system up to 10kW in capacity it is a relatively straight forward process. Larger more commercial installs have a more complex system


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