In the Public Interest: Solar Permitting Improvements Underway

Published on May 28, 2021


Solar installations are an important aspect of the City’s overall focus on sustainability and addressing climate change. The City’s Utilities, Planning, Building and Fire departments have key roles implementing this priority. Together we are making changes to our permit and inspection procedures to streamline our review, offer consistent guidance, and balance our obligation to ensure these systems are installed safely while supporting the expansion of solar energy throughout the City.

A new blog by Jonathan Lait, Palo Alto’s Planning and Development Services Director, shares recent changes made to the City’s solar permitting process and what’s in the works to streamline the process and increase customer service.

Read the Solar Permitting Blog.



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