Santa Cruz - Solar Access Ordinance (California)
Last modified on January 22, 2013.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Santa Cruz - Solar Access Ordinance|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Daylighting, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Date added to DSIRE||2004-08-11|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2010-09-28
See "City of Santa Cruz - Solar Access Ordinance (California)" for up to date information.
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||Customer Service|
|Department||City of Santa Cruz|
|Division||Planning and Community Development|
|Address||809 Center Street, Room 206|
|Place||Santa Cruz, California|
|Phone|| (831) 420-5100
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| Santa Cruz Municipal Code, Title 24.08.430
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.