Los Angeles revamps its solar program

Program upgrades focus on automated notifications, online permitting
  • Upgrades to the program shave weeks off project schedules.
  • The number of solar permits issued monthly has grown significantly since the upgrades.
  • Program also focuses on streamlining the rebate process.

Los Angeles’ mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced that the Department of Building and Safety (DBS), along with the Department of Water and Power, has improved three aspects of its existing solar program. These upgrades include an online permitting system for solar installations, an automated permit notification system, and a streamlined process for issuing solar rebates and getting solar panels interconnected.