City of Santa Cruz - Solar Access Ordinance (California)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place California

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
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs















































Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-27



References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


Summary

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.

 

Incentive Contact

Contact Name City of Santa Cruz






Phone (831) 420-5100


Email cityplan@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us
Website http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=342
     
     


















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"