Before a solar PV system can be connected to the utility grid, you must submit and Interconnection Application and NIPSCO must approve the project. For details, visit the NIPSCO Renewable Energy Projects webpage. It is recommended that you contact NIPSCO before designing your system and prior to submitting plans to the Building Department to determine if the system meets all criteria and technical requirements to be interconnected.
The fee schedule is currently being updated. An updated version will be added to this webpage when it becomes available. Contact the Zoning Administrator for details: 574-773-2112
The Building Department is currently reviewing the permitting process to improve communication and distinguish between systems requiring simplified or standard review. This section will be updated by July 2017. Contact the Zoning Administrator for details: 574-773-2112
Solar PV systems require a permit from the City of Nappanee Building Department. See the Flow Chart below to understand how to obtain a permit. If your system will be grid-tried, be sure to contact the electric utility NIPSCO before beginning the process with the City.
Review the consumer protection resources to make sure you understand any quote or contractor you are provided. These resources provide important questions to ask and describe the pros and cons of different ownership models.