Monday, August 1, 2011

Irvine City Approved No-Fee Solar Permit Program

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The Irvine CA City Council recently approved some business-friendly initiatives, including the No-Fee Solar Permit Program, which waives permit and plan check fees for solar systems in Irvine.

The Irvine City initiated this program in support of Measure S, the sustainable community initiative which was passed by more than 70 percent of Irvine voters and in support of the City’s energy plan, which seeks to increase renewable energy usage throughout the community.  Programs like this can help homeowners and businesses keep energy costs low and reduce environmental impacts.  

As part of the No-Fee Solar Permit Program, the Irvine city Community Development Department has begun over the counter review of solar systems for single-family residences. More than 300 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, which convert sunlight to electricity, have been installed in Irvine to date, representing a significant increase over the previous year.

Solar installations are expected to further increase as result of recent cost reductions for solar PV panels, availability of a 30 percent Federal Tax Credit, and new California Solar Thermal Initiative, which provides cash rebates of up to $1,875 for solar hot water systems.

For more information on the Irvine city No Fee Solar Program see cityofirvine.org/solarinstallFor energy incentives and ways to make your home or business more energy efficient, visit the City of Irvine Environmental Programs at cityofirvine.us

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Information source is City of Irvine - www.cityofIrvine.org.  The City of Irvine has a population of more than 212,000, spans 65 square miles and is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities.  Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life.  This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park.  

Harrison K. Long - solutions for real estate and business - REALTOR® and broker associate, GRI - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - 949-854-7747 (phone) - ExploreProperties@gmail.com(email) - CA DRE 01410855 - SFR short sale and foreclosure resource certified by the National Association of REALTORs® 

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