Solar Thermal Licenses and Permits

Solar Thermal Licensing

A Solar Thermal License is required to install a solar thermal project at a home or business. A person can obtain a Solar Thermal License one of two ways:

  1. Be NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Solar Thermal Certified, or 
  2. Successfully complete NICC's (Northeast Iowa Community College) Solar Thermal training

Solar Thermal Permitting

To acquire a Solar Thermal Permit, an application must include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Business name, if applicable
  • Solar Thermal License Number, if applicable
  • Project Address
  • Plot plan showing the proposed location of the collector(s) and any tree or structure that presently cast a shadow within 20 feet of the collector(s).
  • Detailed drawings of all piping, pumps, blowers, wiring, storage vessels, dampers, valves, insulation, location of the backflow prevention device and all other material need to install the system.
  • Any other information the Inspection & Construction Services Division requires to properly review the proposal.