California Modifies Its Solar Rights Act
California Governor Arnold Swarzenegger signed a strengthened Solar Rights Act, which passed the California Legislature in September, to minimize restrictions that towns and local zoning agencies can place on solar installations. The act limits building officials' review of solar installations to health and safety requirements. It also sets a monetary limit of $2,000 that local governments can require homeowners or solar developers to spend on aesthetic improvements to solar installations.
Source: October 14 article by Jesse Broehl, editor, RenewableEnergyAccess.com.