Municipal Solar Resources

Municipal land use and building departments are usually responsible for the permitting, inspection, and compliance aspects of solar installations. How can we make those processes more efficient, the staff more knowledgeable, and better serve our constituents? NVCOG is working with SolSmart to provide training and guidance to make our region solar-friendly.

Regional Solar Inspection Checklist 3.4.22

All building inspectors in the NVCOG region were asked to help create and revise this regional solar inspection checklist. This resource applies to solar PV installations under 1 MW, and is intended for guidance purposes only. Last updated 3.4.22. 

This training will be held Wednesday, June 1st. Please sign up here: Virtual Solar Training June 2022

This training will be held Wednesday, June 8th. Please sign up here: Virtual Solar Training June 2022

We strongly encourage all municipalities to pursue local SolSmart certification while we pursue our regional one. Visit the SolSmart website to learn why you should  apply, what’s involved, and how to get started.

If you decide to move forward with local certification, NVCOG may be able to partner with you on certain actions and provide technical assistance. Please contact Christine O’Neill at coneill@nvcogct.gov to discuss.