A basic list of approvals is as follows:
- Before installation, you will probably need to get a permit from your local municipality. Talk to your local municipal government (or your installer may do this on your behalf).
- After installation, you will probably need an official from your local municipality to inspect and approve the work.
- You will need to apply to interconnect the system to your electric utility’s distribution system (or your installer may do this on your behalf). Information about that process can be found here.
- In order to receive the full economic benefit of your PV system, you will need to apply to your electric utility or to your alternative retail electric supplier (if you have one) to enroll in net metering. Information about net metering and the application process can be found here.