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Check if you need a consent to install photovoltaic (solar) panels
When you may need a consent to install photovoltaic panels
Under the NZ Building Regulations there is a lot of building work you can do yourself.
Ground-mounted solar panel arrays up to 40 square metres in size can be built when the design is carried out or reviewed by a Chartered Professional Engineer.
When determining the position of a panel array, consideration needs to made to:
- location and wind zone
- compliance with the relevant electrical regulations and standards
- check your proposal does not breech planning regulations, including those regarding site coverage and permitted activity.
You might need a resource consent
If you plan to install photovoltaic panels, you need to check if you need a resource consent.
- the property may be in a special interest or heritage zone
- adding the photovoltaic panels on the roof may affect height-to-boundary restrictions.
Contact us to check if you need a resource consent to install photovoltaic panels. If one is required it needs to be obtained before you start building work.
You might need a building consent
If you plan to install photovoltaic panels as your roof cladding, you will need to apply for a building consent.
Find out more about photovoltaic panels
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