What is the approval process to install rooftop solar?

The first step is for the customer to complete the Interconnection Application (PDF) and Interconnection Agreement. The Utilities Department will analyze the potential impact of the Customer's Generation Facility on the Electric Distribution System and on other electric customers. Such analysis will be based on prudent utility practice to determine safety measures, voltage ranges, power quality, system stability, impact to the distribution system, etc.

Customers in the City of Bowling Green will also need to complete an Application for Zoning Certificate (PDF) with the City's Planning Department.

After the Interconnection Application and Interconnection Agreement have been approved by the Utilities Department, the customer can install the rooftop solar system. Once the rooftop solar system is installed, the Customer will then submit a Certificate of Completion before energizing the rooftop solar system. After the Utility has approved the Certificate of Completion, the Customer can energize and interconnect the rooftop solar system to the Utilities Electric Distribution System.

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1. What renewable energy resources does the City provide to my home?
2. Does the City offer options to increase the use of renewable energy for my house?
3. Are Bowling Green electric customers permitted to install rooftop solar?
4. What is the approval process to install rooftop solar?
5. Can I sell excess power generated from my rooftop solar panels back to the City?
6. Will I be able to rely on the City’s electric distribution service if my rooftop solar system is not generating enough power for my needs?
7. If I install rooftop solar, will my electric rate change?
8. Why does Rider E include an additional charge for rooftop solar customers?
9. Can I install a battery with my rooftop solar system?