January 1, 2019

Winter 2019 California Solar Permitting Guidebook

Improving permit review and approval for small solar systems.

Note: This resource was originally published in 2019; an addendum to the document was published in December 2020 and can be accessed here. It is provided here as a reference document that may provide helpful historical context on how this issue was considered at that time. Please be aware that it may not be reflective of current best practices in this area.

The Solar Permitting Task Force under the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research recently released the Winter 2019 edition of the California Solar Permitting Guidebook. Two of our SEAC partners, the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) and Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), were lead contributors to this effort.