Solar information for Cities' interested in promoting solar technology.                                                          

Resources for Cities
Solar Shade Control, Solar Rights Act, Public Goods Charge Papers on Solar Shade Laws, Solar Rights Act, Smart Grid Study, Public Goods Charge

Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC)

January 2007

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Solar Energy System Permit Fees

Letter from Assembly Member Lois Wolk to CA City and County Attornies and Planners

Lois Wolk
August 2006

236 kb/pdf


NorCal Solar Bay Area Solar Installations Report - 2006

Ranks over 100 cities in the Bay Area for capacity, Watts/Capita and Cost/Watt

California Energy Commission ERP Data
Scroll down to 'account activities'

LEEP California

Local Energy Efficiency Workbook for Cities

350 kb/pdf

Bringing Solar to Planned Communities

A Handbook on Rooftop Solar Systems and Private Land Use Restrictions

1 mb/pdf

Solar Permit Fees in the Bay Area

Progress of 40 cities in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito counties

Sierra Club
September 2006
350 kb/pdf

Solar Cities Programs

Local Government & Utility Leaders in Solar Deployment

Segue Energy Consulting
March 2004
100 kb/pdf

Local Government Energy Planning Guide

Ideas and Information for Local Governments

6.1 mb/pdf

Energy Facilities Planning Guide

Ideas and Information for Energy Facilities

3.2 mb/pdf


A Resouce for Local Governments

Local Gov. Commission
Semptember 1998
150 kb/pdf
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