California Solar Ease Index

List previously updated August 10, 2014.

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A Grade Cities

City Grade Permit Time Percentile Permit Fees Percentile Combined Score
Menlo Park A 100 100 100
Belmont A 100 100 100
Mill Valley A 100 91.5 95.75
Orange A 100 90.4 95.2
Novato A 100 88.3 94.15
Saratoga A 100 86.2 93.1
Berkeley A 100 83 91.5
Milpitas A 100 79.8 89.9
San Francisco A 100 75.5 87.75
Rancho Cucamonga A 100 74.5 87.25
Oakland A 100 73.4 86.7
Fairfield A 100 68.1 84.05
San Bernardino A 100 62.8 81.4
Sunnyvale A 100 60.6 80.3
Buena Park A 100 58.5 79.25
Pittsburg A 100 56.4 78.2
Dublin A 100 56.4 78.2
Irvine A 54.3 100 77.15

B Grade Cities

City Grade Permit Time Percentile Permit Fees Percentile Combined Score
Burlingame B 53.2 100 76.6
Murrieta A 100 48.9 74.45
Fontana A 48.9 100 74.45
Redwood City B 100 47.9 73.95
Livermore B 100 46.8 73.4
Moraga B 100 43.6 71.8
Lafayette B 100 43.6 71.8
San Bruno B 43.6 100 71.8
Encinitas B 43.6 100 71.8
San Clemente B 100 41.5 70.75
Mountain View B 62.8 76.6 69.7
San Jose B 100 36.2 68.1
Rohnert Park B 100 35.1 67.55
San Rafael B 62.8 72.3 67.55
Pleasanton B 62.8 72.3 67.55
Hollister B 67 64.9 65.95
Santa Rosa B 62.8 67 64.9
Danville B 100 29.8 64.9
Escondido B 48.9 80.9 64.9
Union City B 43.6 85.1 64.35
Los Altos B 54.3 72.3 63.3
Morgan Hill B 62.8 63.8 63.3
San Ramon B 100 25.5 62.75
Walnut Creek B 100 24.5 62.25
Antioch B 67 57.4 62.2
Vacaville B 67 56.4 61.7
Tiburon B 43.6 78.7 61.15
Claremont B 100 21.3 60.65
Imperial Beach B 43.6 77.7 60.65

C Grade Cities

City Grade Permit Time Percentile Permit Fees Percentile Combined Score
Chino Hills C 100 18.1 59.05
Fremont C 54.3 61.7 58
Cupertino C 43.6 72.3 57.95
Diamond Bar C 100 11.7 55.85
Suisun City C 22.3 89.4 55.85
Riverside C 43.6 67 55.3
Sacramento C 100 6.4 53.2
Chula Vista C 48.9 56.4 52.65
San Diego C 5.3 100 52.65
Poway C 22.3 81.9 52.1
Colton C 17 84 50.5
Concord C 67 34 50.5
Emeryville C 43.6 56.4 50
Atherton C 43.6 56.4 50
Oakley C 62.8 37.2 50
Pacifica C 62.8 33 47.9
Glendora C 5.3 87.2 46.25
Tracy C 43.6 44.7 44.15
Hayward C 43.6 41.5 42.55
Pleasant Hill C 67 17 42
Yucaipa C 62.8 20.2 41.5
Petaluma C 43.6 38.3 40.95
Brea C 54.3 26.6 40.45
El Cajon C 17 56.4 36.7
Brentwood C 43.6 29.8 36.7
San Dimas C 48.9 22.3 35.6
Fountain Valley C 54.3 13.8 34.05
Campbell C 55.3 11.7 33.5
Long Beach C 5.3 59.6 32.45
Norco C 22.3 41.5 31.9
Oceanside C 43.6 16 29.8
Hercules C 43.6 12.8 28.2
Yorba Linda C 23.4 29.8 26.6
Walnut C 43.6 7.4 25.5
Daly City C 43.6 5.3 24.45
Albany C 17 31.9 24.45
Whittier C 48.9 0 24.45
Carlsbad C 17 30.9 23.95
San Mateo C 0 45.7 22.85
Montclair C 22.3 19.1 20.7
Monterey Park C 17 23.4 20.2
La Mirada C 24.5 14.9 19.7
Coronado C 17 11.7 14.35
Corona C 22.3 3.2 12.75
Chino C 17 4.3 10.65
Fullerton C 17 2.1 9.55
Upland C 5.3 11.7 8.5
Pico Rivera C 1.1 1.1 1.1

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