The Town of White City requires building permits for solar panel installations.
Solar panels are designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating. Solar panels can be an efficient way to supply power to your home.
Typically, residential and commercial roofs are built to withstand the required loads for snow, rain, and wind (according to the National Building Code of Canada). The weight of solar panels imposes additional loading on the roof structure, therefore upgrading or reinforcing the roof structure may be required to properly manage this additional weight. A design professional will be required to evaluate how these new loads will impact the existing roof structure.