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City of San Diego revised roof access and setbacks for residential roof solar installations

In 2017 the city of San Diego revised their policy regarding the access and pathways for residential roof solar installations. The city will be approving installations with pv arrays placed all the way up at the ridge when the other side of the ridge has 3′ clear pathway across the roof. See below illustrations that… Continue reading →

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Roof Setbacks for Residential Solar Systems

According to Cal Fire’s Solar Photovoltaic Installation Guidelines below are illustrations of currently enforced fire setbacks/pathways for residential solar system installations. Any roof with pitch equal or less than 2 in 12 (9.46 degrees) doesn’t require any setbacks/pathways. Full text of the California Building Code regarding the access and pathways for residential – single and… Continue reading →

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