Orange County Solar Fees

Orange County solar fees are becoming things of the past.

Cities like Seal Beach used to charge about $550 in fees, on average, for residents who installed panels on their homes, which included a plan check and inspections.

After appeals by a handful of residents, members quickly decided to eliminate Orange County solar fees.

“It may not change the world, but it will make a statement,” resident Robert Goldberg said.

Seal Beach is one of eight Orange County cities to offer free solar, including Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, according to a report from the Sierra Club.

Read more about Orange County solar fees.