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How do I choose a solar electric contractor to install my system?

November 27, 2023

We recommend that you get at least three estimates prior to agreeing to install a solar system. The emerging renewables program requires PV systems to be installed by an appropriately licensed California contractor. For PV systems, this requirement means either an “A” (general engineering), B or C-10 (electrical or C-46 (solar) contractor’s license.As with any project that necessitates hiring a contractor, due diligence is recommended. The California Contractors State License Board maintains records of all licensed contractors and their work history. These records can be access at (800) 321-2752, or on the board’s website at