Check if you need a consent to install photovoltaic (solar) panels
Tirohia mēnā me tono whakaaetanga rānei koe ki te whakauru papa hopu ngao o te rā
When you may need a consent to install photovoltaic panels
Note: There are legislative changes pending for photovoltaic panel installation. See the
MBIE website for more information.
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.
You might need a building consent
You will not need a building consent if you fix photovoltaic panels to your roof or on a frame next to your building.
If you plan to install photovoltaic panels as your roof cladding, you will need to
apply for a building consent to install photovoltaic panels.
Find out more about photovoltaic panels
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