City of Santa Cruz - Solar Access Ordinance (California)
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Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Santa Cruz - Solar Access Ordinance (California)|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Construction, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-08-27|
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)|
Before a development plan can be approved in the City of Santa Cruz, it must be found that the orientation and location of buildings, structures, open spaces and other features of the site plan preserve solar access of adjacent properties. In addition, buildings and structures should be designed and oriented to make use of natural elements such as solar radiation, wind and landscaping for heating, cooling and ventilation. Developers must also show that heating systems for hot tubs and swimming pools are solar when possible, and in all cases, energy efficient.
|Contact Name||City of Santa Cruz|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.