Non-SolarAPP+ Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

The following is a general list of submittal requirements for Solar PV permitting


Plan Submittal Requirements

Provide the following information:

1. A completed application form (OpenGov). Include the proposed PV System capacity in Watts, and whether system 

is a stand-alone, grid-tied, or hybrid system.

2. A complete set of plans are to be submitted to the Building Division for plan review.

 

Site Plan - Equipment Outside a Building

Show the location of all disconnects. 

Show the location of all modules. 

Show the location of all batteries. 

Show the location of inverters.

Show the location and connection of all grounding electrode conductors.

Show the clearances around all equipment.

Show dimensions between equipment and structures.

Show dimensions between equipment and property lines.

 

Note: See the Pole or Ground Mounted Panels section for additional site plan requirements.

 

Floor Plan - Equipment Within a Building

Show the location of all disconnects. 

Show the location of all batteries. 

Show the location of inverters.

Show the location and connection of all grounding electrode conductors.

Show location of all equipment within structures.

Label the use of the room in which the equipment is placed.

Show clearances of the equipment.

 

Wiring Requirements

Provide a one-line diagram that includes the following information:

Label whether the system is stand-alone, grid-tied, or hybrid.

Conductor sizes.

Conductor insulation types (i.e., THHN, THWN, direct burial cable, etc.).

Conductor material (i.e., copper/aluminum).

Conduit sizes.

Conduit material (i.e., non-metallic, EMT, etc.).

Over current device ratings.

Existing and new panel amperage ratings (buss ratings).

Series and parallel configuration of the module connections.

Labeling diagram.

 

Equipment Requirements

Provide product listing sheets for all equipment with the following information:

Module short circuit current ratings. 0 Module open circuit voltage ratings. 0 Module series fuse ratings.

Inverter output circuit current rating.

Inverter UL listings.

All associated documentation (i.e., batteries, inverters, disconnects, modules, charge controllers, overcurrent devices etc.).

Method of grounding for modules and array.

Direct Current Arc Fault Protection (2017 NEC Art. 690.11)

 

Note: Voltage correction factor is based on 125% (2017 NEC Table 690.7).

Panels

 

Roof Mounted Panels

Provide the Following Information:

An Engineer’s evaluation regarding the dead-load capability of the existing roof structure and its 

ability to support the added weight of the solar photovoltaic system. The Engineer must reference the 

required wind and snow load for the site. If the panels project above the ridge line of the roof, this 

most also be part of engineers evaluation.

For flat roof installations provide method of repair for roof penetrations.

 

Pole or Ground Mounted Panels

Provide The Following Information:

Site Plan to include the following:

Location of panel(s) on property.

Dimensions from panel(s) to property lines.

Dimensions from panel(s) to other structures on the property and property easements.

Engineered footing design