California’s How-To Guide to Speed Solar Permits

California was the first state to mandate a standardized process for solar permits, and now it has the how-to guide to prove it.

Available now from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), the California Solar Permitting Guidebook (PDF) is positioned as a manual for improving permitting review and approval for the small solar systems that make up our inevitable distributed generation future.

Born as Assembly Bill 2188 and signed into law by governor Jerry Brown, CSE’s guidebook aims to bring solar paragon California into compliance with its renewable portfolio standard requiring that one-third of the state’s electricity comes from clean energy by 2020.