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Inspection Information

When a solar project is completed, an inspection by the City of Milwaukee is needed for each permit issued: electrical and building inspections for solar PV installations, and plumbing and building inspections for solar hot water system installations.

The process for inspections is as follows:

  • The Installer must call the City to request inspections using the contact information listed on each permit.
  • The Installer must coordinate the inspections to satisfy all permits on the solar project.
  • Electrical or plumbing inspections and building inspections can be scheduled within one to two days.
  • The Installer must meet with each Inspector to close out the permits.
  • Once the permits are approved and closed, the Inspector faxes the approved permits to We Energies as part of the interconnection process.

Please note, Installers must sign a waiver taking responsibility for the project installation if the system is not accessible to the inspectors. A sample letter of compliance is provided for reference.

Contact:


Department of Neighborhood Services
Permit information or questions
414-286-2268

We Energies
Interconnection
800-714-7777 ext. 7700


solar@milwaukee.gov


(414) 286-5593

Solar Information & Resources

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) - Education

We Energies - Information

U.S Department of Energy - Renewable energy technology

NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Pracitioners) - "Gold Standard" for renewable energy certification

Site Assessments

NABCEP List of Certified Solar Professionals

MREA - Site Assessor List

Permits

Milwaukee Shines Solar Electric Permitting Process Guide

City of Milwaukee Permit Page

Financing

Milwaukee Shines Solar Financing with Summit Credit Union

Me2 Commercial PACE Financing

Installers

Focus on Energy - list of installers

NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Pracitioners) - "Gold Standard" for renewable energy certification

Incentives

Focus on Energy - Incentives

DSIREUSA (Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency) - List of incentives

Interconnection

We Energies - Interconnection information

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