What Qualifications Should Solar Installers Have?
One question that is very common among people who want to be solar contractors is: what is required to be a solar contractor? The solar installer must have up-to-date knowledge on safety concerns, installation practices, best techniques, and current available equipment and products.
The solar installer must meet all state requirements for certification and license.
Mentioned below are some of the important qualifications that you must have to be a solar contractor, in addition to basic solar training:
As a solar installer, an electrical license is a must for you as it enables you to engage in electrical work. This license includes working with and on electrical appliances as well as electrical installations. Having an electrical license also benefits you as a contractor as it serves as proof that you are competent in the work that you are offering.
Although it's not pertinent for a solar installer to have CEC accreditation, it is recommended for you to choose someone who is accredited. The reason for that is accredited solar installers are trained to install solar panels, batteries, and other renewable systems. This means every solar installer that is CEC accredited has undergone certain training and can be relied on for performing a good job on their solar panel installation.