Post Tagged with: "permitting"

National forum launches to solve solar + storage codes, permitting challenges

National forum launches to solve solar + storage codes, permitting challenges

June 12, 2020 at 9:44 am 0 comments

Solar and storage technology has come a long way, and now it’s time for the permitting process catch up. Clear and comprehensive procedures defining permitting, inspection and other requirements for solar and solar-plus-storage projects are essential to ensure the safety and quality of installed systems. A newly launched, three-year project,Read More

State of Virginia has a plan to make solar more accessible, affordable

State of Virginia has a plan to make solar more accessible, affordable

May 20, 2020 at 11:11 am 0 comments

In the battle to grow solar energy adoption, the SolSmart program is on the frontlines, focusing on local-level inefficiencies. Municipalities and jurisdictions that follow its guidelines (stuff like streamlining permitting and easing zoning restrictions) have made huge strides in organically growing their solar industries. That’s why it’s encouraging to hear thatRead More

Emptying our coronavirus notebook: Solar ITC update, industry concerns and practical steps from here for installers, developers

Emptying our coronavirus notebook: Solar ITC update, industry concerns and practical steps from here for installers, developers

March 25, 2020 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Sheesh. The COVID-19 pandemic has left little time for the Solar Builder editorial staff (me) to keep up with and report on solar industry fallout and impacts while also keeping the rest of our editorial plans on the tracks (from home, of course) and launching a wacky new video idea.Read More

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Kudos to Southwest Virginia: Eight counties achieve SolSmart designation to encourage local solar energy market

July 25, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Eight Southwest Virginia communities have achieved designation under the national SolSmart program for encouraging the growth of local solar energy markets, at a time when several major solar installations on schools, businesses, and community centers are poised to begin across the region. These communities were each awarded a SolSmart designationRead More

Vector Structural Engineering is issuing 1,500 solar structural certification letters a month

Vector Structural Engineering is issuing 1,500 solar structural certification letters a month

July 19, 2017 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Since July 2016, Vector Structural Engineering has issued over 20,000 Structural Certification Letters to solar installers, becoming a solar industry leader virtually overnight. With over 60 professionals on staff and offices in three states, 15-year-old Vector Structural Engineering is an emerging player across the structural engineering field. According to VectorRead More

Georgia solar boom: Atlanta eases solar permitting process

Georgia solar boom: Atlanta eases solar permitting process

October 31, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Solar installation soft costs are real drivers of project economics, so the more streamlined permitting process become, the better outcome for prospective solar customers. Down in Georgia, Don Moreland, chair of the Georgia Solar Energy Association (GA Solar), says the City of Atlanta is doing its part by adopting a new,Read More