The Ohio School Facilities Commission ("OSFC") has released a proposed rule regarding the adoption of standards for "solar ready" school roofs. The proposed rule, available here, leaves most of the work for OSFC Staff, who will craft the standards and include them in the 2011 Ohio School Design Manual. The rule is being proposed pursuant to the authority of Revised Code 3318.112, a statute enacted as part of SB 221 requiring OSFC to adopt "solar ready" requirements and guidelines for schools under its jurisdiction. The standards will apply to all projects funded by OSFC and will address, among other things, roof space limitations, shading and obstruction, building orientation, roof loading capacity and electric systems. The rule allows school districts to seek a waiver of the standards if they show good cause.