11 Sep '13, 5pm

Grounded: Will licensing requirements banish #solar contractors from rooftops?

Some solar installers might find that they need more than expertise to remain competitive. Some states have changed, or are proposing to change, rules about who may install solar. In Hawaii, the Contractors Licensing Board recently proposed changing the rule about solar installers and electrical contractors. Hawaii's Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offers several licenses for solar contractors. There's the solar power systems contractor (C-60), solar energy systems contractor (C-61), solar hot water systems contractor (C-61a), and solar heating and cooling systems contractor (C-61b). A solar power systems contractor typically installs the solar panels and subcontracts the electrical work to an electrical contractor (C-13) to handle the grounding and connect the photovoltaic system to the electrical system. In August, the Honolulu-based Pacific Business News rep...

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