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City of Del Mar Solar Energy Regulations; Solar Zoning

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City Of Del Mar   
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Del Mar, California has integrated an entire chapter in its zoning code on solar energy. The chapter “is intended to implement adopted federal, state, and local policies by decreasing the City’s dependence upon non-renewable energy systems for sources through the encouragement of solar energy systems for the hearing of buildings and water.” Chapter 23.20 goes on to define important terms used within the chapter and lists specific regulations for space heating and cooling of new structures, remodels of existing structures, and use of solar systems and monitoring equipment. The chapter also includes a section that reminds property owner’s that Chapter 23.20 does not relieve them of their other duties under other municipal policies and ordinances applicable to the development of real property such as the preservation of private and public views, the quality of architectural design, and the preservation of historic landmark structures.