Got solar permitting challenges? Recently, Solar Builder Magazines’s editor Chris Crowell interviewed SepiSolar’s CEO Josh Weiner and our project manager, Tiffany Hanson, for “Shadow costs: How outdated local processes stifle the true solar market.”
Chris covers an important topic about how jurisdictional red tape can delay projects, add unnecessary “soft costs” and delay a project’s ROI, not to mention delay payments to the contractor.
In addition to interviewing SepiSolar about our 10 years of dealing with solar permitting challenges throughout the U.S., Chris also highlights some solar permitting solutions.
In a case cited by SepiSolar’s Tiffany Hanson, a permit was being denied because the solar panels would be visible from the street. In that case, the solution was already in place because the building was located in California and protected by The Solar Rights Act, which restricts jurisdictions from denying permits due to aesthetic considerations.
There are more examples–and solutions–in the Solar Builder article. Read it here.