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L.A. launches streamlined permitting system for solar panels online
L.A. launches streamlined permitting system for solar panels online

The city of Los Angeles has launched an online permitting system for solar panels, seeking to streamline the process and reduce costs for homeowners. Previously, those installing the systems had to go to a Department of Building and Safety office, with plans in hand, to apply for a permit, then wait days for approval, said department spokesman Luke Zamperini. But now, it's possible to receive permits for solar photovoltaic systems directly from the department's website, the mayor’s office said in a news release this week. Zamperini said the time for approval has been slashed to minutes. At the moment, the online permit system can process 75% of all solar...

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