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Summer 2015 Edition
Your source for the latest news and updates related to the Solar Roadmap and American Solar Transformation Initiative (ASTI). Below is the current edition of our program newsletter with the latest program updates and other exciting highlights.
California Bill Streamlines Permitting Statewide
California recently took a major step forward in making solar accessible to all homeowners by passing the Expedited Solar Permitting Act. This new state bill, AB 2188, will lower solar soft costs by requiring local governments to adopt ordinances creating streamlined permitting processes for small residential rooftop solar systems by September 30, 2015.
Maryland Approves Pilot Program for Community Solar Projects
Maryland has become the latest state to allow the development of community solar projects. On May 12, 2015, Governor Larry Hogan approved a law requiring the Public Service Commission (PSC) to establish a three-year pilot community solar program.
Fernley, NV Creates an Online Solar Portal
One of the primary actions we encourage Solar Roadmap communities to take is to help educate and inform their residents and solar installers by including solar-related information online. Fernley, NV has taken this to heart and created an online solar portal.
Public Agencies Save $108M
Alameda County led
a group of 19 governmental agencies to solicit 31 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy. R-REP is the nation’s largest multi-agency collaborative solar procurement to date.