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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.

For example:

  • 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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