Missouri - Requirements for Solar Power Installation
Missouri 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 Missouri
Missouri 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 Missouri.
Equipment Standards or Certification
Missouri has specific standards that solar power equipment must comply with, if the customer is going to participate in the various Utilities rebates programs. Qualifying systems must be no larger than 100kW and in residential cases most systems are under 10kW. Installations must also comply with local codes and adhere to guidelines established by the program. Equipment must be new; modules and inverters must have a minimum warranty of 10 years; lockable external disconnect switch required.
Interconnection Regulations (small generator)
In Missouri solar power systems must be intended primarily to offset part or all of a customer's own electrical energy requirements, and must be located on a facility owned, operated, leased or otherwise controlled by the customer. Solar power systems of 10kW or smaller have a simplified interconnection process, and do not require additional solar system insurance. You should always contact your electricity Utility when contemplating the installation of a solar power system.