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West Virginia - Requirements for Solar Power Installation
Licensing requirements for solar panel installers in West Virginia
There is no specific licensing required for solar panel installers in West Virginia but because the installation of a solar power system is electrical work the installer must be a licensed electrical contractor in West Virginia.
Licensing Requirements for solar panels and other solar power equipment in West Virginia
There is no specific legislation or registration requirement for solar power equipment in West Virginia. However, systems must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (standard IEEE 1547), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety and equipment standards. You can tell if a product meets these standards by searching for the products on the Californian Energy Commissions list of approved solar panels (and approved solar inverters) because to be on this list equipment must meet the above standards. Customers should note that the interconnection standards in West Virginia require you to carry indemnity insurance.