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Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Permit

Solar photovoltaics (PV) systems can provide affordable electricity to your residence. For existing San Diego homes and businesses that buy their power from SDG&E, solar PV systems are a viable and increasingly attractive method of generating power. Why? Solar PV systems are now more efficient than ever, and rising electric rates, incentive programs and environmental concerns have compelled many San Diegans to think seriously about installing solar PV systems.

Many simple residential solar PVs can now be submitted electronically.  In addition, the City of San Diego now has a professional certification program where certified contractors can obtain a permit for simple residential solar PV systems without a plan review.

Solar panels on a roof
Diagram of a residential solar installation