Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards (Arizona)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Permitting Standards|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Date added to DSIRE||2002-05-31|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-07-23|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
In an effort to promote uniformity, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) approved standard procedures for securing necessary electrical/building permits for residential (single-family) and commercial PV systems. These procedures are a part of the MAG Building Code Standards. The standards address requirements for the solar installation, plans, diagrams, applicable warnings, and signage. The same standards were adopted by the City of Scottsdale, although many other cities in the Phoenix area are using them as well. The Arizona solar industry was also involved in the development of the procedures. The MAG is a Council of Governments that serves as the regional agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.
On June 18, 2003, MAG passed permit submission requirements for residential solar domestic water heating systems. This is in addition to the existing standards for residential and commercial PV systems. Local solar installers have reported that being able to refer permitting officials to these MAG standards has made it easier and quicker to get project permits.
|Contact Name||General Contact|
|Department||Maricopa Association of Governments|
|Address||302 North 1st Avenue|
|Address 2||Suite 300|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Residential PV Permit Standards|
|Date Enacted|| 08/2008
|Authority 2:||Residential Solar Domestic Water Heating Permit Standards|
|Date Enacted|| 2009-07-09
|Authority 3:||Commercial Solar PV Permit Standards|
|Date Enacted|| 2002-05-15
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.