March 6, 2018

Plan Review and Inspection Guidelines: Model Inspection Checklist for Residential Rooftop PV

Our popular and frequently referenced Model Inspection Checklist for Rooftop PV is now updated and expanded to include solar-specific code requirements updated to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) and the most current international building, residential, and fire codes.

The resource provides basic guidelines for reviewing a building permit plan application and inspecting most residential rooftop PV systems. In 2017, this document was identified in a national survey of code officials as one of the top five solar resources used in the course of their work. It is intended for authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) and others who provide plan review and inspection services, as well as for solar installers.