Solar and Wind Contractor Licensing (Louisiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Louisiana
Name Solar and Wind Contractor Licensing
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2010-08-11
Last DSIRE Review 2013-08-06

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Inquiries
Department Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
Address 2525 Quail Drive
Address 2 P.O. Box 14419
Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 70898
Phone (225) 765-2301


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

Authority 1: Louisiana Department of Revenue LAC: 61:I.1907

  • 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)"