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Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Renewable Energy Professional Certification   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/10/2014
Program Overview:
State: Rhode Island
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Small Hydroelectric, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors:
Authority 1:
RI General Law
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
H.B. 8200
06/16/2014
06/16/2014
Summary:

H.B 8200 enacted in June, 2014 requires all ancillary non-electrical renewable energy work such as advertising, distribution and installation be performed by a person, firm or corporation holding a Renewable Energy Professional Certificate (REPC). All the renewable energy electrical work, including installation, connecting, testing, mounting of modules and inverters are to be performed by a licensed electrician.  Except for electrical work, the contractors require REPC for installation, mechanical fastening and conjoining of listed solar sheathing system that are 10 kW or less. REPC is also required for to any person, firm or corporation who is engaged in the business of solar thermal technologies. REPC holders may advertise and bid for solar thermal work provided that they contract with professionals licensed with solar thermal plumbing or mechanical work.  

The REPC will be issued by the Rhode Island department of Labor and Training to any person, firm or corporation that has received a certification from a nationally recognized or equivalent, renewable energy certification training program and has demonstrated proof of such certification to the Rhode Island office of Energy Resources. 


 
Contact:
  RI Department of Labor and Training
Labor Standards
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue
, RI Cranston
Phone: ((40) 1) -462-
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