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Overcome the Building Inspector and Plan Reviewer for your Solar Project

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

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Any solar installer or contractor knows that passing the inspection process is a must, but it's not always a straightforward task in the solar installation process. The video below helps explain how to approach the inspection process for success.

The cost of not getting approval can be severe, especially if project financing is being utilized and milestone payments get delayed. GreenLancer gives several tips to get approved on the first inspection and how to overcome any inspector's objections or concerns.

In the solar industry, Building Departments and Inspectors are notorious for being difficult, especially if solar is relatively new to the jurisdiction.

1. Education

Take the opportunity to educate the inspector if they are unfamiliar with solar energy installation. The solar industry is fairly new, especially here in the Midwest. So, if your inspector and plan reviewer has never worked with a solar project before, take the time to explain the process to them and answer any questions they might have.

2. Build a Strong Relationship

Viewing your relationship with the inspector as a partnership will get you much further as you grow your solar business and refine your process for getting solar projects done.

3. Label Everything

GreenLancer provides you with high-quality plans, which include labels for each individual solar project. The more your label, the safer and easier your job will be.

4. Submit High-Quality, Easy to Understand Plans

This makes everyone's job easier, including your own! The more thorough you are in the beginning, the better.

Learn More About How to Deal with the Inspector

If you are interested in learning more about how to properly deal with an inspector or plan reviewer, contact us today.


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