Application for Photovoltaic (PV) System

 

This application may be used in                                                                                                       Application Date: ___________

any city in Santa Clara County.                                                                                                       Permit Number: ____________

                                                                                                                                                                Permit Fee: ________________

 

The following information shall be provided for review and approval prior to issuance of a permit for a PV system.

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION

 

Parcel Number: __________________________________

 

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________

                                               Street                                                                   City                                       Zip code

 

PROPERTY OWNER INFORMATION

 

Full Name: __________________________________           Telephone Number: _____________________________

 

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________

                                               Street                                                                   City                                       Zip code

 

CONTRACTOR INFORMATION

 

Full Name: __________________________________           Telephone Number: _____________________________

 

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________

                                               Street                                                                   City                                       Zip code

 

License Number: _____________________________           City Business License Number: _______________________

 

STRUCTURAL INFORMATION

1.    Roof Design

Weight of array: _____ lbs.

Array load concentration: _____ PSF

Dead load per support point: _____ lbs.

Roofing type (material): __________________

Roof construction: ___ Rafters ___ Trusses ___ Other: ______________

Rafter size: ___ x ___ inches

Rafter spacing: ________ inches

Maximum unsupported span: __________ feet, __________ inches

 

2.    Wind Design

Is the PV system building integrated (BIPV): ___ Yes ___ No

If Yes, skip to Section 3.

If No, complete the rest of this section.

Is the PV system tilted over 18 inches above the roof? ___ Yes ___ No

If No, skip to Section 3.

If Yes, complete the rest of this section.

Wind load: _______________ PSF

Total wind load on array: _______________ lbs.

Maximum uplift per support connection: _______________ lbs.

 

3.    System Components

Component                                          Units                                      Manufacturer and Model Number

Photovoltaic Modules                        ____                                       _____________________________________________

Inverter                                                  ____                                       _____________________________________________

Roof-mounting System                                                                      _____________________________________________

AC Disconnect Switch                                                                        _____________________________________________

DC Disconnect Switch                                                                        _____________________________________________

 

4.    Electrical Information

Complete the following information for EACH inverter with a unique configuration of solar modules.

 

Array Electrical Specifications:

1.       Maximum Power Point Current (at STC) Produced by Array: _____ A

2.       Short Circuit Current Produced by Array: _____ A

3.       Maximum Power Point Voltage (at STC) Produced by Array: _____ V

4.       Open Circuit Voltage Produced by Array: _____ V                                                                                             (refer to NEC 690.7)

5.       STC Watts Produced by Array: _____ W (DC)

6.       PTC Watts Produced by Array: _____ W (AC)

 

Array Wiring and Calculations (DC):

1.       Wire type / Size: _________________________________________________ / ___________ AWG

2.       Temperature Derated Ampacity of Wire*: _____ A

3.       NEC-Required Wire Ampacity: _____ A

4.       Equipment-Grounding Conductor Size: _____ AWG                                                                          (refer to NEC Table 250.122)

 

Source Circuits to Inverter Wiring and Overcurrent (DC):

1.       Number of Wires / Type / Size: ______ / ______________________________________ / ______ AWG

2.       Temperature Derated Ampacity of Wire*: _____ A

3.       NEC-Required Wire Ampacity: _____ A

4.       Fuse Size (if applicable): _____ A

5.       Equipment-Grounding Conductor Size: _____AWG                                                                           (refer to NEC Table 250.122)

 

Inverter to Grid-Tie Wiring and Overcurrent (AC):

1.       Wire type / Size: _________________________________________________ / ___________ AWG

2.       Working Voltage: _____ V

3.       Temperature Derated Ampacity of Wire*: _____ A

4.       NEC-Required Wire Ampacity: _____ A

5.       Overcurrent Protection (AC breakers) Size: _____A

6.       Equipment-Grounding Conductor Size: _____AWG                                                                           (refer to NEC Table 250.122)

 

Maximum System Voltage Calculations:

1.       Lowest Ambient Temperature for Site: _____ oC

2.       Low Temperature Voltage Multiplier (per NEC): _____ %                                                 (refer to NEC Table 690.7)

3.       Maximum Voltage (DC) Produced by Array (VOC at STC): _____ V

4.       Maximum System Voltage (DC) at Low Temperature: _____ V

5.       AC Grounding Electrode Conductor Size: _____ AWG

6.       DC Grounding Electrode Conductor Size: _____ AWG

 

*Refer to NEC Tables 310.16 or 310.17, NEC 690.31(A), NEC Table 310.15(B)(2)(a), NEC 310.10 FPN No. 2

 

 

Green Points:             1.2 KW – 6 points             2.4 KW – 12 points              3.6 KW – 18 points

 

 

Site Plan:

        Attach a site plan showing the structure that supports the photovoltaic system and the system’s location on that structure.  The site plan should include mounting details and schematics and be on 8.5 X 11 or larger paper.

 

 

Electrical Information:

        Attach an electrical wiring diagram for the photovoltaic system.

 

 

I certify that I have read this application and state that the above information is correct.  I agree to comply with all city and county ordinances and state laws relating to building construction, and hereby authorize representatives of this city and county to enter upon the above-mentioned property, for inspection purposes.

 

 

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT OR AGENT: __________________________________            DATE: ____________________