Supported by The Climate Center

SB 617: Residential solar energy systems – permitting

SB 617 (Wiener) This bill would require every city and county to implement an online, automated permitting platform that verifies code compliance and instantaneously issues permits for a residential solar-photovoltaic electricity system and an energy storage system paired with a residential solar-photovoltaic energy system. The bill also authorizes the California Energy Commission to provide technical assistance and grant funding to cities and counties in order to support the new requirements. Read The Climate Center’s Letter of Support. Read the Sponsor’s Fact Sheet. STATUS: Held (killed) May 20 in the Senate Appropriations Committee.