20 May '11, 12pm

Guest Post: To Accelerate Solar, Trim Bureaucracy and Create Standards: Solar power installations involve subs...

Guest Post: To Accelerate Solar, Trim Bureaucracy and Create Standards: Solar power installations involve subs...

Solar power installations involve substantial sums of money, lots of electricity, and placement on homes and commercial buildings. This means that installation projects are drawing increasing attention from several types of governmental agencies: financial regulators, building inspectors, fire marshals, zoning and design review boards, and probably others, as well. Today, interactions with these groups can be frustrating for array designers, installers, financiers, owners and operators, largely because this is new territory for government. It’s akin to car ownership or electrification in the early 1900s -- no one had figured out who was in charge, or how much oversight was needed to maintain public trust, safety and aesthetic standards. Times like that are ripe for confusion, especially since technology tends to move faster than public agencies. This is an important topic ...

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