Licensing of solar power installers in Utah
Utah's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires installers of solar energy systems to be licensed contractors. General electrical contractors carrying an S200 license are authorized to install solar photovoltaic systems. However, the strange thing is that Utah has also developed a specific solar power installation license category known as an S202 license. To get one of these licenses applicants must demonstrate experience in the industry and also must be a member of the NABCEP. (The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners). It seems strange to me to have a specific solar qualification but to not make it mandatory to have this qualification to do this specific work.
Licensing of solar panels and inverters in Utah
Some of the utility rebate programs require that the solar panels and inverters used are on the California Energy Commissions list of approved solar panels and approved inverters. IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 are also required under the interconnection standards. Installations are also required to have a 20 year warranty on panels, a five year warranty on inverters and a one year warranty on installation under some fo these rebate programs.