Solar Contractor Licensing and Training

January 14, 2004


Maine's Energy Division under the Department of Economic and Community Development offers a voluntary solar contractor certification and training program. The program involves fifteen hours of coursework and examination, a competency in installation course, and requires proof of at least one year of experience in solar installations with a minimum of five installations. Upon successful completion of the program, the Division issues a Solar Energy Installer Certificate. There has been little activity under this program recently and, at present, passing the test and paying the fee have been all that is required for the certification.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Maine
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Thermal Process Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics


Name: 10 M.R.S. § 8001- 8006
Date Enacted: 1979


Name: Christopher Carroll
Organization: Efficiency Maine
Address: 18 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0018
Phone: (207) 287-3318

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.