Local Grid Tie Solar Laws

Lt.Dan

Solar Addict
Anybody know if theres an easy to find place that gives info on laws/permits required to do a DIY Grid Tie system? Or do you basically just need to call your city officials and talk to them?
 

DThames

Photon Sorcerer
Anybody know if theres an easy to find place that gives info on laws/permits required to do a DIY Grid Tie system? Or do you basically just need to call your city officials and talk to them?
I started by searching my power company's web site for "Net Metering". You might find it at your state government web site, when there is a state law. I am not inside a city, so I didn't have to deal with city permits.
 

Tecnodave

Solar Addict
In California......

The State PUC Public Utilities Commission puc.ca.gov you will need to dig through but this is the bible for building departments search through the “grid tie” menu’s

all the requirements
accepted inverters and other devices, solar panels, etc

In CA the PUC lays down what the building inspector can accept

your local inspector may vary but the installation must be uploaded to the PUC and registered

this is so linemen can know exactly where phantom source are appearing on the grid

your state may vary
 
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