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Going Solar

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Getting Started

  1. Review our Step-By-Step Guide for Implementing Solar (without an incentive).
  2. Look at our selection of helpful links on solar technology to answer any lingering questions.
  3. Contact the Solar Hotline at (818) 548-2750 for any further questions.

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:

Central Inverter

Micro Inverter

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!

If interested in the Solar Solutions incentive programs please visit the Residential and Small Business Solar Solutions Program page or Large Business Solar Solutions Program page.