Marin County’s rooftops are ripe for thousands of residential solar installations, yet in certain jurisdictions the process of applying for and receiving permits for solar is cumbersome and cost-prohibitive.
The Bay Chapter is taking part in the Sierra Club statewide Project Permit campaign, aimed at streamlining the permitting process for residential solar (see October-November Yodeler, page 6).
Marin has been a leader in democratizing renewable energy, including launching the state’s first Community Choice energy program, offering 50%- and 100%-green energy options to all residents, at a rate competitive with PG&E. We are asking the county to continue its leadership by streamlining the process for home solar installations.
In 2014 we will continue the Project Permit campaign by working with Marin cities and towns to ensure that all residents have unimpeded access to going solar.
Marin residents, write to your supervisor at:
3501 Civic Center Drive, #329
San Rafael, CA 94903.
Urge them to take action to streamline the permitting process and lower permit fees for home solar installations in un-incorporated Marin County.
Jess Dervin-Ackerman, conservation organizer, Sierra Club Bay Chapter