Rooftop solar installations are becoming increasingly popular in New York City. Recently the DOB released Buildings Bulletin 2015-024 to address the acceptable panels, their respective installation requirements and the required testing methods.
The following types of solar installations are permissible in New York City:
- Flat-plate collectors–The most common type of collectors. Consists of a dark flat-plate absorber, a transparent cover, heat transport fluid and a heat insulating backing.