The Solar Solutions Incentive Program is currently closed and will re-open on July 1, 2016.
Customers that want to proceed with a solar installation without applying for an incentive should follow our Guide for Installing Solar.
Even though the Solar Solutions Incentive Program is currently closed, customers can proceed with the installation of a solar system and apply for an incentive through the Solar Solutions Incentive Program when it re-opens on July 1, 2016. Having an installed system does not give customers priority to an incentive over those customers that do not have an installed system yet. Please note that incentives are not guaranteed.
For more information or further questions e-mail us at GWPSolarSolutions@glendaleca.gov or call (818) 548-2750.
Solar PV Standard Plan is Now Available
Two new standard electrical plans are now available for your use, which can save you time and money. One plan is designed to cover "central inverter" based systems and the other is designed to cover "micro-inverter" based systems. These standard electrical plans are based on the California Solar Permitting Guidebook, and they have been updated slightly to include additional requirements imposed by the City of Glendale. These standard plans are available for free, and may be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
Please note: These standard electrical plans are intended for use on single-family dwellings for systems up to 10kW in size. Larger residential solar PV systems, commercial solar PV systems, and installations which deviate from the standard plans will require a specific plan designed by a licensed electrical engineer. Furthermore, analysis by a licensed civil or structural engineer may be required to demonstrate the structural adequacy of the building's roof construction, as determined on a case-by-case basis during plan check.
Helpful Links on Solar
We've put together some of our favorite links regarding solar technology. Use these links to learn more about solar technology, its benefits, potential drawbacks, and more!
- California Solar Initiative Program Handbook
- What is Net Metering?
- Corporate Solar – How it works
- Green Power Networks – Green Certificates
- Registered Solar Retailers
- Video on how solar works
- Video link about Solar Panels