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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7605
Fax: 206.275.7726
Email: midsg@mercergov.or. . .
Hours:

Open to the public:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
on Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM on Wed


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Rooftop Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) Installations

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Rooftop solar installation
Homeowners interested in installing rooftop photo-voltaic (PV) power systems may use a simple in-person "Over the Counter" permit process as long as the proposed system complies with the latest solar construction tipsheet guidelines.  No building permit is required, but a separate Over the Counter electrical permit is required, which is issued during the same visit to the permit counter.

Click here for more detail on the Over the Counter permit process and counter hours.

Residential solar projects must complete the City's standard building permit application and cover sheet, and bring those in-person to the permit counter.  Note: filling these in ahead of time will expedite your Over the Counter permit visit.

Learn more about connecting to the electrical grid and net metering at this PSE webpage.

NOTE: Commercial solar installations must use a building permit routed through a more detailed plan review process.

 

The City of Mercer Island had approximately 32 known grid-connected solar installations (170 kilowatts total) through early 2014, including a City-owned 4.4 kilowatt ground-mounted array installed at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center in July 2013.

In the summer of 2014, the City partnered with a local non-profit to run a "Solarize" campaign that facilitated rooftop solar for homeowners and small businesses through educational workshops, a pre-selected qualified installer, and a group discount. This campaign led to an additional 47 rooftop installations, and 320 kilowatts of generating capacity. Since that time, dozens more have been added.

Learn more about solar on Mercer Island here.

Learn more about other green building concepts here.



 




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