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Louisiana

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Solar and Wind Contractor Licensing   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/06/2013
Program Overview:
State: Louisiana
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Installer/Contractor
Authority 1:
Louisiana Department of Revenue LAC:61:I.1907
Summary:

All solar and wind energy installations must be performed by a contractor duly licensed by and in good standing with the Louisiana Contractors Licensing Board with a classification of "Solar Energy Equipment" and a certificate of training in the design and installation of solar energy systems from an industry recognized training entity, or a Louisiana technical college, or the owner of the residence.

Installers must have the appropriate license, as well as this specialty classification in order for systems to take advantage of state tax credits. Installers must be licensed with the Louisiana Contractors Licensing Board. This specialty classification does not substitute for an electrical or plumbing license; installers must have this specialty classification in addition to an electrical contractor's license (for solar photovoltaic installations) or a plumbing contractor's license (for solar thermal installations).

A list of state approved trainers and course offerings can be found here.


 
Contact:
  General Inquiries
Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
2525 Quail Drive
P.O. Box 14419
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Phone: (225) 765-2301
Fax: (225) 765-0947
Web Site: http://www.lslbc.louisiana.gov/
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