City of Dubuque - Solar Thermal Licensing Requirement

Program City of Dubuque - Solar Thermal Licensing Requirement
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector Local
Last Update
State Iowa
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric

The City of Dubuque requires a Solar Thermal License in order for a person to install a solar thermal project on a home or business. The requirement does not apply to solar photovoltaics. The licensing requirement can be met one of two ways:

  • An installer may be Solar Thermal Certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) or
  • An installer may complete the Northeast Iowa Community College Solar Thermal Training

Installers are also required to obtain a permit before altering or installing a system. Application details are available on the program website.

Iowa as a state only requires a state electrical contractor's or journeyman's license (under the supervision of an EC) to install solar.

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