Palo Alto - Solar Access (California)
Last modified on May 24, 2011.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Palo Alto - Solar Access|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2005-05-11|
Palo Alto subdivision regulations require that all major subdivisions provide, to the extent feasible, for future passive or natural heating or cooling. The regulation also typically requires a tentative map with a list of which parcels have good potential for passive solar design residences.
Please also reference Guideline #6 on the Palo Alto Single Family Individual Review Guidelines. The Single Family Individual Review Guidelines address second-story issues specifically related to the relationship to adjacent properties and neighborhood patterns and do not apply to single story houses of first story additions.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Palo Alto Municipal Code Title 21, Chapter 12|
|Contact Name||Lisa Grote|
|Department||City of Palo Alto Utilities|
|Address||250 Hamilton Avenue|
|Place||Palo Alto, California|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.