The City of Meridian is participating in the SolSmart designation process. SolSmart is a national designation and technical assistance program funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office. Through the evaluation of the existing permitting, inspection, and zoning processes, the City is working to reduce barriers and identify opportunities to help streamline solar permitting and inspections. This process supports the City’s strategic goal of implementing financially responsible, sustainable and environmentally conscious project that promote energy efficiency.
Photovoltaic System Installation
- Residential – Building Permit Required; electrical plan review required for all photovoltaic installations. Residential Solar Checklist
- Commercial – Building Permit Required; electrical plan review required for all photovoltaic installations. Commercial Solar Checklist
- Fees – All Solar permits are based off project value. The applicant provides us the bid amount of the job
- Zoning Requirements
Fee calculations are as follows based off that valuation:
Value $0.00 to $2,000 = $40.00 base fee + 2.5% of value
Value $2,001 to $10,000 = $100.00 base fee + 1% of Value
Value Over $10,001 = $180.00 base fee + .5% (of portion over $10,000.00)
Apply for Residential Electrical Solar Array or Commercial Electrical Solar Array permits using our Citizens Access Portal
For more information on solar installation and permits contact the building department at 208-888-4433.
Contact Idaho Power before starting a solar project regarding the net meter application. Contact is Scott Gates 208-888-2518 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Idaho Power will also be involved with a system test after a municipal electrical inspection is passed.
Clean Energy at Idaho Power