For every state and every country, a different set of requirements and standards are needed to be carried out to act as guidelines for solar panel retail companies, installers, and manufactures. Any noncompliance may lead to ceasing to install solar panels for the clients or shutting down the system until guidelines are followed. These include all that has to be settled and secured prior to the installation of solar panels, and these must be well disseminated to communities and local governments.

Accredited and/ Licensed Installer

Names such as the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards in the US, the Microgeneratation Certification Scheme or MCS in United Kingdom, and the Clear Energy Council in Australia are the most common accrediting bodies that aim to set certification schemes to installers of solar power systems. They issue accreditation and certification to qualify installers in compliance to consistent standards. Some countries are strict in licensing applicants to install solar energy which benefits owners since accreditation will ensure that these installers are skilled, bounded to Terms and Conditions, and knowledgeable of how to provide their customers with systems that can avail government and local solar incentives and rebates.

Solar Energy Installation Permits

Since there are different state protocols to install solar energy, permits might be essential to be completed and secured prior to installation. Accredited solar panel installers will be aware of these and will assist customers in providing these. Permits may include inspection permit which is presented and demanded after the installation. Local building code authorized individuals will look for this to give them a go on initiating the post-inspection when the job to install solar energy is completed.

Roof Information

As for roof-mounted solar panel installation, installers will need a few details on the roof structure, material, and the like. It will ensure safety when the installation of solar energy will be safe or not, or if the roof could support the solar panel system and up to how long. Some roof structures are constructed with half the lifespan of the solar panel system. If so, re-roofing or similar roof rehabilitation might be necessary. Knowledgeable installers deem it necessary to install solar energy only if roof standards, if any, are met by the homeowners.


There are particular states that request installers and/or owners to legally settle to a local interconnection agreement. This is provided to guarantee that the solar panel system complies duly with any of the local state’s claims for certificates, warranties, insurances, penalties, incentives, and so on, that will be needed to install solar energy in a residential area or location.

Installation of solar energy should be equipped with these necessary requirements so as to avoid being questioned, further expenses, possible accidents, and other unwanted outcomes of noncompliance. These are demanded in some states only and are soon to be pushed through as an implemented protocol to other states and countries soon.