Apply for a permit for a residential solar photovoltaic (PV) panel system to collect the sun’s energy and convert it to electricity.
The most common type of residential solar system is a grid-tied system, which allows the building to use its own solar-generated electricity. When the system isn’t producing electricity at night, electricity is provided by the electrical grid.
Recent technology improvements have allowed for:
- Easier installations
- Lighter panels
- More cost effective solutions
One of the benefits of a grid-tied system is that any excess electricity produced by the system can be fed back to the electrical grid through a process known as net metering.
Apply for a solar PV permit
- Review the Administration Bulletin PDF file (183 KB) and download our guide PDF file (128 KB).
- Visit the Development and Building Services Centre.
- Staff will assess your eligibility, determine the type of permit you need, and whether or not a design review is required.
- Review the criteria PDF file (52 KB).
- Gather your submission requirements as set out in our guide and submit them to the Development and Building Services Centre.
- If you need a development or building permit, use this checklist PDF file (193 KB) while preparing your submission.
- Receive your permits to begin construction.