For Solar Installers:
N.J.S.A. 45:5A-2(d) states that solar PV systems are by definition electrical work and requires any person engaged in installing, erecting, or repairing such equipment to be an electrical contractor under the provisions of the statute. The Program Manager will collect the name of the New Jersey electrical license holder and New Jersey license number on the SRP application in order to demonstrate that the contractor has a valid business permit and holds a non-expired license from the New Jersey Board of Electrical Contractors.
Participate as a Vendor in the NJCEP Trade Ally Database
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) invites installers and manufacturers to be a part of the program's trade ally database. Requirements to be listed on the trade ally database include:
- Become a legal entity recognized by the State of New Jersey to conduct business in the state.
- Meet insurance requirements set by the State of New Jersey.
- Comply with all tax and licensing requirements for doing business in the state.
- Review the programs within the NJCEP website, forms, guidebook and all relevant program updates.
- Complete one project within NJCEP in the requested category and have it inspected by a NJCEP representative. Please include the NJCEP project number in the comment sections of the trade ally request form.
- Hold a non-expired New Jersey electrical contractor license and include the name of the NJ electrical license holder, NJ license number and expiration date on each SRP registration that they submit.
Additional requirements for solar equipment manufacturers:
- Solar Equipment Manufacturers - Modules must be UL listed or UL certified through a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
- Solar Inverter Manufacturers - Inverters must be certified as compliant with the requirements of IEEE 929 for small photovoltaic systems and with UL 1741 (for Level 1 and 2 interconnections only) or UL certified through a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
Trade Ally Registration Process
If your company fulfills all of the requirements as listed above, you may begin the trade ally registration process. Please include the NJCEP project number in the comments section when you submit your listing.
In the event that an employee or group of employees from a company on the trade ally database leaves to start their own company, the new company will not be listed on the trade ally database until the new company completes all of the requirements needed to become a trade ally.
The registration process can take up to four weeks. Please do not contact the program team until the appropriate amount of time has elapsed. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Sign up for Renewable Energy E-mail and Working Group Notifications
To keep up with NJCEP renewable energy programs, participate in our e-mail list serve and technical working groups:
Contractor Remediation Procedures
In 2017, the Board of Public Utilities approved new procedures related to remediation of NJCEP contractor issues. The Contractor Remediation Procedure sets out the policy.