Solar Thermal Process Heat
The City of Tucson has several permits that are needed for the authorization of solar farms. This table provides the information about regulations that will most likely be needed in order to develop a large solar facility.
Examples of permits include a groundwater / surface water management permit, a site plan / development plan review, a engineering preconstruction, and an electrical permit. Permits can last 1 day or 14 months depending on the individual permit.
It should be noted that some permits on this table will not be needed, and many can be approved during the processing of other permits
The purpose of this policy is to help define appropriate locations for solar energy systems, to ensure compatibility with surrounding uses, and to promote safe and effective use of solar energy to increase opportunities for renewable energy generation.
In general, solar energy systems are allowed in all zoning districts. Solar energy system must comply with the minimum yard requirements of the district where they are located. Screening of solar energy systems is not required. All lots in subdivisions of forty (40) acres or more shall be platted in an orientation to maximize solar exposure.
For building-mounted solar energy systems, the
Solar collectors may extend up to seven feet above the maximum height limit with unlimited roof coverage. Solar collectors may extend up to 15 feet above the maximum height limit, as long as the coverage does not exceed 20 percent of the roof area, or 25 percent if the total includes stair or elevator penthouses or screened mechanical equipment.
City of Fresno requires that the design of any new city-owned building containing at least 7500 square feet shall include an alternative design for installation of a solar energy system.
The report to Council for each award of a contract for a new city-owned building shall include information related to compliance with this section every other year.
Each of the following is exempt from application of this section:
· A building for which the design is 30% or more complete on or before the effective date of this section.
· A building for which another renewable energy source(s) is available
In July 2010 Missouri enacted the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act. In June 2015, Show Me PACE was established under this law as a Clean Energy Development Board. PACE financing allows property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements to their property using assessments on their property taxes.
Show Me PACE currently operates in several municipalities and counties, which are listed on this page. Any Missouri municipality is eligible to become a member in Show Me PACE.
Show Me PACE has arranged for Missouri counties and municipalities to join the district at no
In 2010, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which has authority over mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, directed these enterprises against purchasing mortgages of homes with a PACE lien due to its senior status above a mortgage. Most residential PACE activities subsided following this directive; however, some residential PACE programs are now operating with loan loss reserve funds, appropriate disclosures, or other protections meant to address FHFA's concerns. Commercial PACE programs were not directly affected by FHFA’s actions, as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not underwrite commercial mortgages. Visit PACENation.org for more information about PACE financing and
NOTE: Applications for grants for FY2017 program are due by December 15, 2016.
Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency program offered by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants to farms and businesses in agricultural sector to offset 50% of the cost of energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. Grant application must be submitted to the MEA by December 15, 2016. The MEA anticipates announcing grant winners in March or April of 2017.
Program is open to farms and businesses in agricultural sector for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that have total cost of at least $20,000. Examples may include, but
Note: The Republic of Palau is a United States associated state.
The Palau Net Metering Act of 2009 established net metering on the Island of Palau. Net metering was implemented in order to:
1. Encourage investment in renewable energy sources.
2. Stimulate economic growth.
3. Reduce demand for electricity when alternative energy is available.
4. Enhance the continued diversification of the energy resources used in Palau.
5. Reduce fossil fuel imports for electricity generation and increase energy independence.
6. Reduce carbon emissions and benefit Palau's environment.
Eligibility and Availability
An eligible net metering customer-generator is a residential, commerical, government, or