I mostly agree with all of this. I know it is code compliant but alas we are not code inspectors so I wanted to see what some of the opinions on here would be. I have three master electricians in my office that manage our jobs with me and I showed two of them the picture for their opinions from a code standpoint. I asked here hoping you would answer after some inspectors answered to provide the code inspector standpoint. I assumed others would say no dice due to the roof clearance but this is not a normal roof.
As far as where I disagree, I would have made my guys cut the roof. I do not do very much residential work. Mostly large industrial and commercial. However our solar crews have picked up a ton of residential business we have three residential solar crews and a lot of the work involves upgrading the services. Being co-op insured our requirements may differ but there is absolutely no issue with penetrating the roof on our end. I am very close with this individual and when the roof and siding is replaced on the home, it will probably get changed out to a mast, even if just for aesthetics.