Guideline No. 53a – Solar Collector Panels (Roof/House Mounted)

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for all Solar Panels.

Exterior Alteration Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Diagrammed plot plan. Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Elevation drawings of the house showing the appearance of the collector, collector panel size and number of panels to be installed.
  • Material and color of the collectors.
  • Details of how the collector edges will meet the roof.
  • Materials and a manufacturer’s drawing and/or photograph.
  • Description of where the inverter will be located.
  • Description of the location and placement of the conduits, electric panel, and utility meter, as applicable.

Your application will most likely be approved if it meets the following criteria:

  1. Collectors should be located to give maximum advantage.
  2. Large collectors on a sloping roof should appear to be flush with the roof and not lying on top.
  3. All trim should be painted to match the background color of the roof or house trim, where attached.
  4. All pipe work is concealed.