Has any NJ EC been viewing the Board of Electrical Contractors minutes from their monthly meetings? In the 5/6/2009 meeting they responded to a question regarding the installation of solar panels and the need for a electrical license and electrical business permit to install them. The Board ruled that they are not exempt and need to be installed by a licensed EC with a valid business permit. In the 9/2/2009 meeting MSEIA(solar group) appears to be challenging that ruling. At this time it means that any solar company without a license and business permit installing panels and anything other than the racks is in violation. All panel installers need to be under the direction of a licensed EC along with being insured and paid by the EC. Does this mean that if an installer paid by the solar company gets hurt they are not covered because it is electrical work and the aren't licensed? In NJ ECs cannot sub contract electrical work to anyone else but another licensed EC with a business permit. If a NJ EC signs a permit for a solar job and lets the solar company employees install the panels are they in violation? It may be time for NJ ECs to contact the board and protect the trade by insisting the panel installation remain electrical work. If solar company advertises installation do they need the license number on trucks, websites and correspondence?