29 Mar '13, 1pm

Permitting and Construction Are Issues for US Solar Industry

Permitting and Construction Are Issues for US Solar Industry

Indeed, the solar industry as a whole is evolving to favor the growth of land-based systems over building mounted installations. To address the problem of unequal electricity rates among solar-powered homeowners and others, policy-makers are turning to larger projects. Land-based systems positively impact communities by creating more jobs, income, and greater flow of electricity to the grid. Rebate structures for smaller systems are replaced by incentives for larger projects that take advantage of the economy of scale. Definitions of the scale of solar installations vary between region and state. In their Solar Incentive Program, the city of Los Angeles defines “small” systems as projects that produce between 30kW and 150kW, and “large-scale” projects as producers of between 151kW and 999kW. According to the solar permitting standards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ...

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