TITLE

When the Joneses go solar

AUTHOR(S)
Groc, Isabelle
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
High Country News;7/23/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 13, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the impact of solar panel installation throughout the western part of the U.S. The demand of going green increasingly conflicts with land-use regulations, zoning laws and design guidelines made through decades. This forced the planners to attempt to reconcile the often-opposing values of efficiency and aesthetics. California passed a legislation that prohibits local governments from denying solar energy permits based on aesthetics. Since its effectivity in January 2005, most cities in the state have modified their zoning regulations to exempt solar panels from the design review process. It is expected that more residents will want to get power from the sun as solar panels' cost goes down.
ACCESSION #
26011445

 

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