June Solar Energy Newsletter is published and available for viewing
So, you have decided to purchase a solar system for your home or business. You have handled the financing and paperwork. Then you are told it will be 4 to 6 weeks before the installation can begin.
Wow, what a bummer! You want to start producing your own power right away. Why the wait?
One reason could be your solar company is very busy, but most often the reason is a lengthy solar project permit approval process and delays associated with the building department also know as the Authority Having Jurisdiction or the AHJ.
The permit package is usually ready in a week but the additional delays are due to the backlog and approval process of the AHJ (the county or city building department) having authority or jurisdiction over your property. Permits package are produced with the specific AHJ requirements in mind. It can take the AHJ up to 3 weeks to approve the permit.
Please check out our brief video which provides an overview of the documents provided to the AHJ, the solar project permit process and requirements. Not designed for full screen viewing.