Solar & Wind Equipment Certification (Arizona)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Arizona
Name Solar and Wind Equipment Certification
Incentive Type Equipment Certification
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Residential
Eligible Technologies Daylighting, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-30

References DSIRE[1]


Collectors, heat exchangers and storage units of solar energy systems -- and the installation of these systems -- sold or installed in Arizona must have a warranty of at least two years. The remaining components of the system and their installation must have a warranty of at least one year. Solar energy systems are subject to random inspections by the state's registrar of contractors.

With the exception of solar energy systems designed or installed by the final owner, systems sold or installed in Arizona must be installed by licensed solar contractors and must comply with any consumer protection, rating, certification, performance, marking, installation and safety standards adopted by the Arizona Department of Commerce. Furthermore, the installation of a solar energy system must meet the requirements of all applicable fire, safety and building codes; consumer-protection standards, including freeze protection and temperature-related-damage standards adopted by the Arizona Department of Commerce; and all other applicable federal, state and local laws.

The Arizona Solar Center's web site (see above) provides extensive guidelines describing the types of devices and systems that are subject to state certification, ratings and other standards. Devices with specific certification requirements include solar domestic hot water heating (e.g., UBC, UPS, NEC, and SRCC OG-300 certification), photovoltaics (e.g., UL, NEC, IEC standards), daylighting (e.g., ICBO approval, ENERGY STAR for Residential) and wind energy systems (e.g., AWEA 1.1-1985 certification).

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Michael Neary
Department Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association
Address 2034 North 13th Street
Place Phoenix, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85006
Phone (623) 587-6432


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: A.R.S. § 44-1762
Date Enacted 1995
Expiration Date None

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"