Solar Energy Systems (Solar panels) convert sunlight into electrical energy typically through photovoltaic (PV) panels or other technology that concentrates solar radiation. Solar Panels are usually installed on residential or commercial roofs and in some rare cases, installed on the ground (ground systems). The popularity of installing solar energy systems on residential and commercial structures continues to increase as the efficiency of these systems improve and become more affordable. As such, it is believed that more and more citizens and businesses will explore solar energy systems as an option to offset rising energy costs.
The solar energy systems identified below that have met the residential requirements are eligible for administrative approval:
For applicants requesting to use solar shingles for roofing, the solar energy system material cannot be differentiated from typical roofing shingle or material. Examples are shown below of acceptable and non-acceptable materials: