17 Jun '11, 3pm

Around the States: Maine Wants Off Oil; Colorado Cuts Solar Fees; Nevada's First Wind Farm; Tidal Power in NY: F...

Colorado Passes Groundbreaking Solar Legislation New legislation signed into law by Colorado Governor Hickenlooper will lower permit fees associated with solar installations. Standardized local permitting would bring the cost of solar to grid parity for 50% of American homes by 2013. The Fair Permit Act, HB-1199 is expected to save homeowners and businesses hundreds of dollars on permit-related fees to install solar electric and solar thermal systems. The Fair Permit Act limits solar permit and related fees to a local government's actual costs in issuing the permit, not to exceed $500 for a residential installation or $1,000 for a commercial system. According to the US Department of Energy, permitting, inspection, interconnection and other non-hardware costs comprise about 30-40% of the total installed cost of a solar system. On a typical residential system, this can cost ...

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