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:
Here the most relevant codes to consider for rooftop solar installations.
Fire Code Regulations
The NYC Fire Code has its own fire safety regulations for solar panels installed on rooftops. Like everything else on a rooftop, solar panels must abide by Fire Code regulations for location, access and clear path. In addition, the Fire Code has regulations explicitly for solar panels.
Here are some of the main Fire Codes to consider for rooftop solar panel installations.
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