Where can I put solar panels on my property?
Solar panels can be located on the roof of your home, on the roof of a permanent accessory building, or “ground-mounted” in your backyard.

Ground-mounted systems cannot exceed 8-feet tall and have the same setback and size standards as a permanent accessory building. Maximum sizes depend on the size of the lot and the presence of any existing permanent accessory buildings. The total area of permanent accessory buildings and ground-mounted solar systems will range between 500 and 1000 square feet.

Roof-mounted systems cannot extend beyond the roof’s edges or ridges and must have a maximum 8-inch separation between the system and the roof. Size is otherwise not restricted.

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1. Does NRH allow solar panels?
2. Where can I put solar panels on my property?
3. Is a permit required for solar panel installations?
4. What codes must be followed for the installation of solar panels?
5. Who can make application for a permit?
6. What information is required to accompany a permit application?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. How much does a building permit cost?
9. Do I need a permit for smaller solar panels for landscape lighting or gate motors?