Fire Regulations

Up to this point solar has been obscure enough that there haven't been specific fire regulations.  This is changing, especially in California because they have a lot of solar installations as well as a lot of wildfires.

Here are the current California Department of Forest recommended fire codes.  These are strictly Forest recommendations so you should check to see if your local municipality has adopted any of their own fire regulations.

As these regulations develop it's important to balance the benefits of solar on the environment against fire risk avoidance.  The current recommendations are very harsh and would cut many home's solar capacity by 50%.