Become a Solar Thermal Installer

NYSERDA is accepting applications from individuals to become Eligible Installers under the Solar Thermal Program, Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2149. Prospective installers can apply for Eligible Installer status any time while the Program is open. Once approved to participate as an Eligible Installer, and after execution of the Eligible Installer Agreement, Eligible Installers can apply for financial incentives for approved Solar Thermal systems meeting the requirements of the Program.


Installers interested in applying to be an Eligible Installer after June 30, 2012 must be Solar Thermal North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certifiedLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. or have nationally accredited Solar Thermal training or Solar Thermal training provided as part of an accredited apprentice training program or its equivalent and demonstration of experience in installing systems. Consideration will also be given to installers who have completed 18 hours of Manufacturer Certified Solar Thermal training. However, all participating Eligible Installers must become NABCEP certified within two years of becoming an Eligible Installer.

Installer Eligibility

Installer eligibility will be determined based on, but not limited to, the following additional criteria:

  • Experience
  • Customer References
  • Program Performance and Customer Satisfaction
  • Performance under NYSERDA’s SOLAR THERMAL Program, PON 716, 1050, 2112 and other NYSERDA Programs

Additional Information

For more information on becoming a Solar Thermal Installer or to complete an application see PON 2149 - Solar Thermal Incentive Program.

Last Updated: 10/17/2014