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training   /    May 12th 2021

How to become a Licensed Solar Installer in North Carolina

In the State of North Carolina, a licensed electrical contractor must install as well as contract to install solar systems. This means that only the electrical contractor may have a contract with a property owner for this work.

However, gaining licensure in North Carolina is valuable because the State has reciprocity agreements with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

In North Carolina, a limited, intermediate, or unlimited electrical license classification is permitted to perform solar installation work as well as single family detached residential dwelling license-holders.

Licensing - $90

You’ll need a minimum of 2 years experience and pay a $90 fee to acquire a Limited Electrical Contractor License.

Additionally, a company must become a Registered PV Contractor or a Registered Solar PV Contractor.

Registered PV Contractor

For a company to become a Registered PV Contractor, at least one employee of the contractor company must provide proof to the Solar Center of obtaining the following administrative requirements:

  • NC electrical contractor license
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • Business license
  • Retail license
  • Registration with NC Industrial Commission/Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Code of Ethics

Registered Solar PV Contractor

To become a Registered Solar PV Contractor, at least one employee of the contractor company must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Provide current proof of 35 hours of solar PV training, pass the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry-Level PV exam, and provide proof that they have installed at least two solar PV systems - both using a minimum of 1 kWDC and inverter
  • Either hold a letter from NABCEP stating they are qualified to sit for the NABCEP PV Installer Certification Exam (you must submit an application to NABCEP to sit for this exam OR hold a certificate verifying they have passed the NABCEP PV Installer Certification Exam)

Generate and Convert Solar Leads

Once you have acquired your solar installation license, use our solar lead generation guide to fill your deal flow.

We also advise using Pylon Solar Design Software to generate proposals in under 2 minutes. It is the only full-features solar design software with no monthly fees. Instead, you only pay $4 per project.

Oseh Mathias

Oseh Mathias

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