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For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning respectively ascribed to them in this section:
ASSOCIATION: A nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association created for the purpose of managing a common interest development.
COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENT: Any of the following:
(A) A community apartment project.
(B) A condominium project.
(C) A planned development.
(D) A stock cooperative.
ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL: Utilization of one or more of the following:
(A) E-mail; or
(B) Internet; or
REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions on a solar energy system that do not significantly increase the cost of the system or significantly decrease its efficiency or specified performance, or that allow for an alternative system of comparable cost, efficiency, and energy conservation benefits.
RESTRICTIONS THAT DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE COST OF THE SYSTEM OR DECREASE ITS EFFICIENCY OR SPECIFIED PERFORMANCE: (A)For water heater systems or solar swimming pool heating systems: An amount exceeding ten percent (10%) of the cost of the system, but in no case more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or decreasing the efficiency of the solar energy system by an amount exceeding ten percent (10%), as originally specified and proposed.
(B)For photovoltaic systems: An amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) over the system cost as originally specified and proposed, or a decrease in system efficiency of an amount exceeding ten percent (10%) as originally specified and proposed.
SMALL RESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM: All of the following:
(A) A solar energy system that is no larger than ten (10) kilowatts alternating current nameplate rating or thirty (30) kilowatts thermal.
(B) A solar energy system that conforms to all applicable state fire, structural, electrical, and other building codes as adopted or amended by the city and all state and city health and safety standards.
(C) A solar energy system that is installed on a single or duplex family dwelling, and accessory buildings to the same.
(D) A solar panel or module array that does not exceed the maximum legal building height as defined by the city.
SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS: Either of the following:
(A) Any solar collector or other solar energy device whose primary purpose is to provide for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy for space heating, space cooling, electric generation, or water heating.
(B) Any structural design feature of a building, whose primary purpose is to provide for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy for electricity generation, space heating or cooling, or for water heating.
SPECIFIC, ADVERSE IMPACT: A significant, quantifiable, direct, and unavoidable impact, based on objective, identified, and written public health or safety standards, policies, or conditions as they existed on the date the application was deemed complete.
STANDARD SOLAR INSTALLATION: A system that meets the "California Solar Permitting Guidebook" standard plan for installation of solar photovoltaic systems utilizing 2-wire multiple string central inverters, not exceeding a total AC output of ten (10) kilowatts, in single-family dwellings having a 3-wire electrical service not larger than two hundred twenty five (225) amps at a voltage of 120/240. The system includes a standard installation of DC to AC inverters, both micro and central inverters. The system does not contain batteries, power optimizers and generators. (Ord. 1671, 9-8-2015)