Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bill to Cap Municipal Solar Fees Approved in Senate Committee

A bill that would cap the fees charged by local governments for permits needed to install solar energy systems was approved by a Senate committee Wednesday.

SB 117 is aimed at reducing the financial obstacles to the expansion of solar energy use by the state's residents and businesses.

The Senate's Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy Committee unanimously approved the measure, which is sponsored by Sen. Shawn Mitchell, R-Broomfield.

It now heads to the Senate floor.