Breathing New Life Into Calif. Solar Rights Act

Law360, New York (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Assembly Bill 2473 (AB 2473), which amended California's Solar Rights Act (Act), was signed into law in 2004 and went into effect Jan. 1, 2005. The legislation contains provisions that pertain to local land use permitting of solar energy systems that could result in expedited entitlements for the construction and operation of solar projects throughout California.

While the provisions of this legislation have been cited for purposes of obtaining permits for accessory solar panels, thus far, these provisions have not been used to avoid the often...
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