New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

Printed: 9/30/2023 6:57:40 PM

21.6.DD.1 General Requirements

The installation and construction of a solar energy system is subject to the following development and design standards:

a. A solar panel may be building-mounted or freestanding.

b. Solar panels shall be placed so that concentrated solar radiation or glare is not directed onto nearby properties or roadways.

c. All electrical interconnections to the grid shall conform to the National Electrical Code. Prior to issuance of a building permit, applications for grid-connected solar panels shall include a copy of an approved interconnection agreement with the local utility or a letter from the local utility indicating that an interconnection agreement is not required.

d. Only manufacturer and equipment information, warning signs, or ownership information is allowed to be printed/imprinted on the panels.