Solar Energy Systems Planning & Permits

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Solar Energy Systems Planning and Permits

The City of Lafayette strongly supports the shift from fuels that generate greenhouse gases to renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal, and wind.

Take a look around the City of Lafayette and it will come as no surprise that Lafayette has been a leader in the state in encouraging solar systems. In fact, Lafayette averages ten new solar permits a month and its solar permitting fees are 76% lower than the national average.

Discounts for Residents

Residents are eligible for a $500 discount from participating solar installers as a result of Lafayette's certification. The Solar Friendly Community discount program provides a tangible benefit to residents and businesses whose city has been certified as a Solar Friendly Community. Residents in certified communities are eligible for the discount on their systems from COSEIA's participating solar installers.

Find resources for planning and building a solar thermal or photovoltaic system for your home or business in the City of Lafayette. You will also find the Cty's Solar Photovoltaic (PV) permit process, such as permit submittal requirements, plan review, and inspections.

  1. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Permit Submittal Requirements
  2. Solar Thermal Systems Permit Submittal Requirements
  3. Solar Photovoltaic Plan Review and Inspections

Residents and Businesses

Learn more about loans and assistance with solar installations through Boulder County's EnergySmart to get information about your site's solar photovoltaic (PV) potential and how it can benefit you.

Solar Resources