About this app

This Model Inspection Checklist for Rooftop PV Systems App is for municipalities to conduct an inspection checklist. It can serve a variety of important functions. First, it can serve as a supplementary educational tool for new or experienced inspectors to ensure they are aware of the host of code requirements that must be verified on-site during the inspection. It can also increase the consistency of inspections, by both a single inspector, as well as different inspectors working for the jurisdiction. Consistent inspections ensure high-quality, safe installations and also reduce conflict with installers, who may complain when they perceive that inspectors provide different results. The municipality can also use an inspection checklist as a tool for highlighting particular issues that seem to be repeatedly problematic for installers. For example, a checklist could contain a section for “common mistakes” which could highlight particular issues for both installers and inspectors to verify.