James Whitelaw wrote:
Perhaps the worry is that a powerful enough solar system on an accessory building could potentially be DIY’ed to connect back to the grid tied structures, perhaps to provide power during a blackout and possibly causing a serious safety issue with back feed to the utility pole and electrocute those working to restore power.
Eric Hanson wrote:
John, is it possible that either of these scenarios is the reason for your difficulty? There may be ways around but I suspect there is some red tape to go through.
I hope things work out,
S Bengi wrote:
Also if the person was trying to get an occupancy permit for the barn then they might be told that they have to get it connected to the grid. But if they had told the government official that they will need a few solar panels on the barn roof for some LED lights for the chickens. The city official/inspector will probably allow it. At other times it might be better to just get a permit for say just two solar panel for the carport and then install the other 20 after that gets inspected and allowed. Because if you ask you ask to put 20 panels on a carport they might ask you why you need so much and then when you say your grand-daughter and her mom is moving back in, then a human element kicks in and they might say it has to be connected to the grid.