California Cities Ranked By Ease Of Solar Use

by Ed Tsunoda

Complete Solar has published an index of California cities, ranked by how easy it is to implement solar in your home. The ranking reflects times and costs for permitting by each city.

We created the Solar Ease Index to help educate city governments and citizens on permit wait times and fees, and how they help or hinder homeowners deciding to switch to solar. One of the most common pain points for home owners installing solar is how long it takes to obtain permits. Depending on the city, permits take anywhere between a single day and a month.

Fast permits make it easier to plan installation around good weather, save homeowners money, and encourage people to use solar energy. Because solar installations have to be completed in good weather slow permits can have a compounding effect on the time it takes to install.


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