Target: California Governor Jerry Brown
Goal: Sign a bill to make residential solar installation less expensive
Californians may be able to take greater advantage of the sun before too long. A bill intended to make residential solar panel installation much less expensive is on its way to the governor, having passed the Legislature by wide margins. The bill could result in savings of $1,000 or more on residential solar panel installation. Though solar panels have been steadily becoming more affordable, permitting costs have remained high. The bill, officially entitled the Solar Permitting Efficiency Act, will streamline the approval process, making it cheaper and quicker for a homeowner to install solar panels. This would be excellent for the environment and for the pocketbooks of Californians across the state. The only thing that remains to be done is for Governor Jerry Brown to sign the bill into law.
Solar panels have come a long way since they were first introduced, and they can now be seen on rooftops across the world. Installation is simple enough, but regulations don’t always keep pace with advances in technology. In the case of California, there are more than 500 different processes across the state that are required for solar panel installation. This regulatory patchwork is not conducive to easy solar panel installation, and considering the myriad benefits of solar energy, this is a shame. The Solar Permitting Efficiency Act would make great strides in simplifying and streamlining the process and would allow for far more homes to go solar.
Governor Brown is in a prime position to do a great deal of good for all of California. There is no reason not to sign the bill into law. By signing this petition, you will urge the governor do do the right thing for the environment and the people of California.
Dear Governor Brown,
The California Legislature recently passed the Solar Permitting Efficiency Act, and it now comes to you for your signature. The bill would simplify and streamline the residential solar approval process, allowing homeowners to save up to $1,000 and a great deal of time on their solar panel installation. Such a state of affairs would be good for the environment and for the people of California.
There is no reason not to sign this bill into law immediately. I urge you to do the right thing and make residential solar installation cheaper and easier.
[Your Name Here]
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