Los Angeles is celebrating after taking back its position as the U.S. city with the most installed solar PV capacity. In a report released yesterday, Environment America said that first-place Los Angeles had 349.3 MW-DC of solar PV installed by the end of 2017, followed by San Diego with 287.2 MW-DC, and Honolulu with 287.2 MW-DC. Los Angeles held the No. 1 spot from 2013-2015 and was overtaken by San Diego in 2016.
Last year, COSEIA worked hard in the state legislature to get a bill passed to extend and strengthen the Fair Permit Act. This caps solar permit fees at $500 for residential projects and $1,000 for commercial projects. But we have heard many cities are charging more. We have posted a letter for you to use if you are having problems with a city. Simply download the letter and present it. Let us know of your experiences by writing us at *protected email*.
The Fair Permit Act Letter Can Be Found [...]
In a report released yesterday, the World Resources Institute recommended solutions that urban centers of the global south can focus on to improve energy access for under-served residents. [...]