August 15, 2019

Reinstallation of PV Systems

Guidance on the reinstallation of previously permitted photovoltaic panel systems when performing roof repair or roof replacement.

The growing number of re-roofing projects on buildings that have photovoltaic panel systems installed is prompting AHJs to search for sensible guidelines to ensure safety codes are followed. SEAC has developed the following permitting and inspection guidelines in an effort to support the inspection community and the growing number of re-roofing projects that involve an existing photovoltaic panel system.

These guidelines pertain to the following activities:

  1. Removing a previously installed, inspected, and approved photovoltaic panel system. Followed by…
  2. Repairing or replacing the roof surface below the photovoltaic panel system. Followed by…
  3. Reinstallation of the previously installed, inspected, and approved photovoltaic panel system.