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Solar Panels Ordinance

Solar Panels Ordinance - May 2010

Novi is going green! The City Council recently approved a text amendment to address the installation of solar panels and wind energy turbines at both residences and businesses throughout the community.

Solar panelsHome with solar panelsSolar panels come in a variety of sizes and designs to accommodate private use in a residential or business setting, including freestanding structures and structurally attached panels. The ordinance permits freestanding solar panels in all districts and subject to the existing ordinance requirements for accessory structures already outlined in the Zoning Ordinance. Structurally attached solar panels are also permitted in all districts after administrative review and approval by City Staff. Structurally attached panels are not permitted to project vertically above the peak of any sloped roof on which they are installed or project more than five feet above any flat roof on which they are installed.

Residents interested in learning more about this ordinance or in installing a solar panel should contact the Community Development Department at 248-347-0475.