Menlo Park tied for first place in the solar ease index, with both a permit time percentile and permit fees percentile of 100. It is ranked alongside Belmont as one of the easiest places to go solar. This means as a new solar customer, you’ll enjoy non-existent solar fees and fast permit times, typically within just one day.
Menlo Park residents have very little barrier to switching to solar. The city makes it’s extremely easy to use solar for clean and safe energy.
About the Solar Ease Index
A solar rank is a combined statistic of both permit times and permit fees. The cities friendliest to solar have fast permitting times and low or non-existent fees. Unfriendly cities have long waits for permits, sometimes up to 30 days, and high fees. The goal of solar ranking reports is to help cities understand how they're helping, or hurting the efforts of homeowners to switch to clean, safe, and affordable solar energy.
Learn more about the Solar Ease Index.