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City of Santa Monica - Building Permit Fee Waiver for Solar Projects   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Green Building Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor
Web Site: http://www.solarsantamonica.com/index.html
Summary:

In early 2002, the City of Santa Monica began waiving building permit fees for solar energy systems. In December 2008, after months of working with industry trainers, solar contractors and staff from the Solar Santa Monica office, the city released their guidelines for basic information required for photovoltaic plan check submittal. The guidelines were subsequently amended in 2010. The guideline's purpose is to help standardize solar installation and inspection procedures while making sure all Code requirements are met.


 
Contact:
  Susan Munves
City of Santa Monica
1212 5th Street
First Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
Phone: (310) 458-8229
Fax: (310) 395-2138
E-Mail: susan.munves@smgov.net
Web Site: http://www.solarsantamonica.com/
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