Solar Strategy

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  SolSmart Solar

The City of Palm Springs has been awarded a SolSmart Gold designation for our efforts to make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar! We are proud to be recognized as a national leader in advancing solar energy.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, SolSmart recognizes cities and counties for cutting red tape and making solar more affordable and accessible for homes and businesses. We are committed to reducing solar energy costs at the local level and encouraging even more homes and businesses to use this clean, affordable energy source. The SolSmart Gold designation recognizes that we are “open for solar business,” helping to attract solar industry investment that generates economic development and jobs.

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Follow this link for permitting information on photo voltaic (solar) panel installation.

Residential Solar Resolution #24354 and Policy Statement

Residential Solar Strategy Presentation by Commissioners Middleton and Freedman 

Solar Cost Calculations

Coachella Valley Association of Governments (Katie Barrows & Benjamin Druyon)  solar strategy
  1. Ygrene (Victor Hunt)    solar strategy   solar strategy
  2. Southern California Edison (Erin Pulgar)  solar strategy
  3. Climate Action PS (Ellen Lockert) solar strategy
  4. Grid Alternatives (Bambi Tran)  solar strategy

Additional Material - Letter from Cal SEIA   Cal SEIA