July 25, 2006

San Leandro Has Highest Costs for Installing Solar Panels

The Contra Costa Times reports that costs for installing typical solar panels is highest in San Leandro, according to a survey by the San Francisco Bay chapter of the Sierra Club. San Leandro topped the list with permit fees and inspection costs of $1,100 compared to lows of $3 in Mill Valley and $65 in Walnut Creek. The Sierra Club survey of 48 municipalities found that the average cost was $445.

A similar survey one year ago that found similar variations in other municipalities led to 14 cities lowering their fees.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 25, 2006 9:40 AM | TrackBack
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