Solar Panel DesignDetailed Plans that are designed specifically for YOUR solar installation must be prepared for a number of reasons. Prepare an estimate of the cost for the material and the labor from the plans. They are also used to guide you or your contractor in the installation of your system. Your local electrical company must approve the plans first. Another reason these plans need to be prepared is that a permit must be submitted. It needs to be approved by the city before any work can begin.

Solar Panel Design & Permits

A complete package must be ready to submit to the city for permit approval. Some consumers go ahead with construction and installation without a permit. There is a very good chance that the city inspector could come by and shut everything down. You might have the installation complete only to have to remove it if you do not have an approved permit.

There is another even more important issue to consider. Insurance on your home covers all of the standard perils. However, insurance does not cover the installation and operation of an electricity generation system. In addition, if there is a claim, you definitely want to have all of the correct designs completed. A professionally designed installation meets all of the necessary building codes, etc. If not, the insurance company could easily decline to pay you.

Compliance with City Building Codes

Draft every Solar Electrical Design properly. Draft the plans to comply with city codes and NEC regulations for insurance purposes and safety purposes. Safety applies to your home, family, and the electrical grid you are attaching. The liability could be significant if you were to cause some kind of damage to the electrical grid. What about another homeowner’s electronics, etc, due to spurious currents? You could be liable for very large sums of money. Obtain the proper approvals. Complete the job correctly. It should meet all code requirements.

You may also need to make some changes to the plans based on these permit applications. Make sure that your solar design company is able and willing to complete these revisions. Resubmit the plans for approval.

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