Survey: California fees rain on solar power use

12/5/2005 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Homeowners wishing to use solar power are facing some hefty fees to do so in parts of California. A survey of about 40 cities shows city fees as much as $1,287 for a permit to install a solar-panel system. Solar supporters say the fees send the wrong message to those trying to use environmentally friendly energy sources.

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Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

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