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New Mexico - Requirements for Solar Power Installation
New Mexico 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 Mexico
New Mexico 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 Mexico. Solar installations must comply with all relevant local and national standards such as NEC, IEEE and UL.
Equipment Standards or Certification
New Mexico 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 Mexico has a four tiered interconnection system but most residential solar power customers will only be concerned with the first level of regulations with covers solar power systems up to 10kW in size. Solar systems up to 10kW are eligible for the Simplified interconnection process. Those looking to install solar power systems should look for the interconnection regulations on their utilities web site.