New Jersey - Requirements for Solar Power Installation

New Jersey 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 New Jersey

New Jersey 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 Jersey. Solar installations must comply with State building codes and National Electric codes.

Equipment Standards or Certification

New Jersey has specific standards that solar power equipment must comply with; in order to be eligible for State based rebates or incentives programs. Solar systems must be new and have a minimum 5 year all inclusive warranty, PV modules must be listed by UL (or another nationally recognized testing laboratory) and inverters must be UL-1741 and IEEE 929 compliant; systems must be equipped with visual indicators and/or controls, have a monitoring capability, and be equipped with an energy production meter that meets ANSI C.12 standards

Interconnection Regulations (small generator)

New Jersey has three different systems for interconnection regulations; most customers will only be concerned with the Level 1 rules as they are applicable to solar power systems up to 10kW in size. Most residential solar customers will have a system that is less than 10kW Standardized interconnection agreements are used for systems of 10 kW or less. The different Utilities have information available on their websites.


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