Streamlined and standardized permitting and interconnection processes
for Rooftop PV in Puerto Rico”
Puerto Rico Energy Affairs Administration
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
The plan to transform the rooftop photovoltaic (PV) market in Puerto Rico strives to create not only a standardized framework for PV deployment, but also streamlined: organized, lean permitting and interconnection processes where most residential and small commercial PV systems can be installed safely and quickly. Puerto Rico has regulations and requirements that limit our ability to adopt the expedited permitting recommendations proposed by Solar ABCs and the Network for New Energy Choices. It is the intent of this project to identify, analyze and provide best practices that overcome these obstacles. The final deliverable will be a holistic framework that ensures process predictability and standardization while dealing with rooftop PV market barriers. The plan may impact all of Puerto Rico and bolster the incipient PV market in the Island.