(See the Governor’s California Solar Permitting Guidebook, published June 2012.)
However, cumulated statistics from January and February of the current year show some significant increases in HVAC and solar permitting data compared to the first two months of 2014.
7,924 solar permits were issued in the State of California from January and February 2014, while the first two months of 2015 produced 12,713 issued photovoltaic permits, increasing by 37.7% year-to-date.
HVAC permits followed suit with 2,326 total changeouts in the initial two months of 2014 compared to the 5,772 unit changeouts in January and February of 2015 – a dramatic 59.7% increase in activity.
These recent energy permit increases also show a correlation with the newly constructed statewide single- and multi-family dwellings. SFD production from January and February 2015 increased by 3.9% when compared to the same months in 2014, while total MFD units revealed a significant 34.5% year-to-date increase.
Will California continue to see more HVAC changeouts and solar installations in the coming months? Only time – and the building permits – will tell.
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