I See Electromagnetic Fields!
- Mar 28, 2020
That is most recently adopted code.I emailed the county about the setback from the ridge to the panels. They replied 36 inches.
It's probably better for me to have some space so I don't fall on the panels.
Next revision of code is 18" on either side of ridge
Earlier code was 36" on both edges as well, walkways from eaves to ridge. Sometimes interpreted to include eaves, sometimes inside supporting wall.
Next revision of code is a walkway only on the side firemen would use to access the ridge (typically street side.)
But it doesn't look like you're trying to cover the whole roof, so may not care about more lenient rules coming.
What about that 15' x 43'? Is that a patio roof that would provide a huge amount of almost horizontal area? (except where shaded by trees.)
How about the South slope? I see one decent area, although partially shaded. The East/West arrays will produce considerably less in Winter.