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Longmont named 'Solar Friendly Community'

Solar Friendly Communities was launched as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative. The program sets out a list of 12 “best practices” and rewards communities for following those practices, such as adopting an expedited permit process for photovoltaic systems, allowing necessary documents to be submitted electronically, or designating rooftop solar systems as an allowed use in all zones.

Longmont earned a bronze designation, which also allows Longmont residents to get a $500 discount from solar contractors that participate in the Solar Friendly Communities program.

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Installation inside Longmont city limits

  • If you live in Weld County, your address falls inside City limits
  • If you live in Boulder County, but are unsure if you live within City limits, please contact Boulder County

Click here to download installation instructions if you are a customer living inside city limits

Click here to apply for a solar PV permit with the City of Longmont's Building Department


Installation outside Longmont city limits

  • If you live in Boulder County, but are unsure if you live within City limits, please contact Boulder County

Click here to download installation instructions if you are a customer living outside city limits

 


The instructions above are for LPC customers only. If you are not an LPC customer and want to set up a solar electric system, contact your utility company for more information.

 

Average Daily Solar Resource for South-facing PV Panels with Latitude Tilt

Solar-1 Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), “Photovoltaic Solar Resource of the United States” From Dynamic Maps, GIS data, and Analysis Tools, accessed August 3, 2012. http://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html

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