Washington, DC Fire Code Setbacks:Below is an overview of general fire code guidelines for solar projects in Washington DC. Keep in mind that this is a general guideline. Your location and your roof will dictate specifics, and how stringently the code is enforced. Historic districts especially will follow stricter code. To learn more about how the code works and for links to the code itself, check out our blog. All jurisdictions and roofs are different, but your solar consultant will know the ins and outs of what’s required. Reach out to us to learn what’s required for your home. In general DC fire code setbacks are as follows:
- 3 foot setback from the ridge if PV area is more than 66% of the roof
- 1.5 feet setback from the ridge if PV area is less than 66% of the roof
- 3 feet on both sides of the roof for each roof
- No setback on ridge if there is no PV on the opposite roof
- No setback for flat roofs (less than 9.5 degree pitch)
If your Enphase Gateway has been disconnected from WiFi, often you can troubleshoot this issue on your own. Sometimes this can happen if you have changed your Internet Service Provider, network password, or network name. The steps to fix this problem are found in the link below, as well as in the video. If you give these steps a try and it doesn’t work, then please reach out to us – we’re always happy to help!
Click this link to walk through the steps to manually establish a network connection, which will require you to use a device such as a laptop, tablet, or smart phone. You will also need the password for your home’s Wi-Fi connection.