September 19, 2017

Storage Battery System Requirements for One- and Two-Family Dwellings with Solar PV

Guidance on the permitting and inspection of storage battery system requirements for one- and two-family dwellings with a solar PV system.

[Note: On October 28, 2021, SEAC approved the SolSmart National Simplified Residential PV and Energy Storage Permit Guidelines, which provide a streamlined permit process for residential solar and storage. This newer guidance may supersede the resources below.]

Published in 2017, these resources provide guidance on the permitting and inspection of storage battery system requirements for one- and two-family dwellings with a solar PV system. They were developed to support the inspection community and the rapidly growing energy storage industry in California at that time.

Three resources are provided on this topic, focused on new interactive battery storage systems: a checklist for electrical plan review, a correction list for electrical plan review, and inspection guidelines. Explore all three below.

Checklist to improve the minimum submittal requirements for electrical plan review of a new interactive battery storage system

Correction list to assist electrical plan review of a new interactive battery storage system

Inspection guidelines to improve inspection procedures for a new interactive battery storage system