The legal and regulatory framework in any jurisdiction is the foundation on which a local solar market is built. The costs and time associated with permitting, inspection, and interconnection can greatly increase the costs of installing a solar electric system. Model guidelines have been put in place in jurisdictions throughout the US and have shown that expedited local rules and regulations can both ensure safety and reduce installation costs.
Knowing these guideline can help jurisdictional authorities to ensure safety, save money, and help generate local economic activity.
Knowing the rules and regulations across jurisdiction is necessary for solar installers to effectively serve customers throughout their area of operation.