Legal Update: Code Clarifications to Help California Solar Installers Posted on Feb 01, 2017

A well known fact in the California solar industry is that streamlining and simplifying permitting for solar installations is a top priority. The amount of paperwork and effort required by solar installers in California to complete the permitting process for installations is inordinate when compared to other states and countries.

The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) just released its Winter 2017 Third Edition of the California Solar Permitting Guidebook. The guidebook includes the 2016 California Electric Code (CEC) updates that went into effect on January 1, 2017. The goal of the guidebook is to improve permit review and approval for small solar systems.