Residential Solar Systems

The City of Richmond encourages the installation of renewable energy systems through a priority policy designed to meet the following goals:

  • Help drive local solar PV market & bring to scale
  • Remove barriers, increase efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Bring economic growth to the region, including business growth & quality job creation
  • Help meet climate action goals

Documents (downloads):

The City of Richmond has partnered with peer jurisdictions and solar industry stakeholders to standardize and streamline the permitting of residential solar installations and we offer the following documents and resources to assist our customers in achieving this:

* Note: the above information is specific to Residential Solar Systems. For questions or information regarding commercial and industrial solar installations please call the Building Division directly @ 510-620-6868.