Don’t block the sun with red tape. Go for the Gold!
The current permitting process for home solar installations in Miami-Dade County takes too long and makes going solar more expensive than it should be. Instead of taking a few days, permits for solar sometimes take months.
The solution is for Miami-Dade to adopt the “Gold” solar permitting guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SolSmart program. Miami-Dade currently follows SolSmart’s lowest-level “Bronze” standards. The Gold designation would require a streamlined permitting pathway for small solar systems with a turn-around of no more than three days.