NEW CSLB Contractor Licensing Decision for Battery Backup Installation in California

13 Aug 2021

The Contractor State Licensing Board (CSLB) released an official bulletin last week formalizing its July 27, 2021 vote to rescind the ability for C-46 license holders to install solar-charged batteries effective November 1, 2021. The decision comes amidst growing consumer demand for solar and storage technologies along with economy-wide worker shortages. Only electrical contractors will be licensed to install batteries in California. If a company only has a C-46 license and not a C-10 license, they will not be able to install battery storage systems.

This article from Solar Power World Online provides more detail.

SOLAR SOURCE® is licensed as both a solar and electrical contractor in California. With the recent release of Enphase battery storage systems we have been ramping up the installation of battery backup storage systems in California.

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