New California Guidebook for Solar Permitting
October 9, 2012
[Editor's note: Thanks to guest blogger Garret Murai for sharing this news with The Wendel Forum. Garret is a construction litigation attorney at Wendel Rosen. He posts frequently on construction issues at his blog www.CalConstructionBlawg.com.]
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research’s Solar Permitting Work Group has published a guide to the solar construction permitting process entitled California Solar Permitting Guidebook. The guidebook addresses California laws and regulations, the process for project approvals, and recommendations for improving permit processes for solar installations.
In other energy news, Energy Upgrade California, an alliance of California cities, counties, investor-owned utilities, including Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison, Southern Gas Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and others, has established a program to help train building professionals in the latest home performance standards, listing in an online contractor directory, and offering connections to clients looking for services. If you are a contractor click on the link “I’m a contractor or rater.”