Nevada - Requirements for Solar Power Installation

Nevada 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 Nevada

Nevada has specific licensing requirements for those wishing to install solar power systems that participate in the Nevada State Rebate program. Solar systems must be installed by a Nevada-licensed electrical C-2 or C-2g electrical contractor.

Equipment Standards or Certification

Nevada has specific standards that solar power equipment must comply with; in order to be eligible for State based rebates or incentives programs. Systems must be in compliance with all applicable standards; Must carry a minimum 7-year warranty on inverters, 20-year warranty on panels, and 2-year warranty on labor; Modules and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved equipment list.

Interconnection Regulations (small generator)

Nevada has interconnection standards that are basically the same as California's. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) adopted interconnection standards for customers of NV Energy with on-site generation up to 20 megawatts (MW) in capacity. These standards are mostly consistent with IEEE 1547 standards, California's interconnection rule (California Rule 21) and the model interconnection agreement developed by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Net-metered systems are to meet standards established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the National Electrical Code (NEC), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).


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