New Hampshire - Requirements for Solar Power Installation

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire

New Hampshire has no specific licensing requirements for those wishing to install solar power systems except that solar power installations must be performed by accredited electrical contractors licensed in New Hampshire. Solar installations must comply with State building codes and National Electric code 2008.

Equipment Standards or Certification

New Hampshire 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; systems must be UL 1703 certified, all equipment must be new. Inverters must be IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 compliant.

Interconnection Regulations (small generator)

New Hampshire is currently looking at the States Interconnection rules and regulations, an changes to the current rules are due to be announced soon. Grid connected solar power systems using inverters that comply with IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 safety standards are not required to install an external disconnect device. Generally solar power systems up to 10kW have a simplified interconnection process. People should always contact their own electricity Utility and ask about their interconnection regulations.


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