Denver is 1st city dubbed ‘solar friendly’ for streamlining permits
Denver’s efforts to cut the cost and time needed to get permits to install solar power systems at homes and businesses has landed it a designation as a “Solar Friendly Community,” the first in the nation.
The award was given Tuesday by the Solar Friendly Communities program, part of a national effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to reduce the costs of installing solar power systems.
“We are honored and delighted to be the first to earn this recognition for our efforts in making our city friendly to solar energy,’’ said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in a statement. “We believe solar energy is an important part of our community’s future, and our hope is this recognition will lead to a variety of environmental and economic development benefits.’’
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