Rhode Island - Requirements for Solar Power InstallationLicensing of solar panel installers in Rhode Island
There is no specific licensing regime for solar panel
installers in Rhode Island but because the work is considered electrical work the contractor must be a registered electrical contractor in Rhode Island.
Licensing of solar power installations in Rhode Island
In Rhode Island it is a requirement that you submit an application for an impact study before installing a system. There is no fee for an impact study if the system is up to 25kw and the inverter complies with UL 1741
For larger residential and commercial systems there are fees for an impact study up to $100 for a large residential system that complies with UL 1741 and up to $10,000 for large commercial solar power stations.
If an inverter is on the California Energy Commissions list of approved inverters then it will meet UL 1741.