Edmonton Poised To Let The Sun Shine on City’s Solar Industry

| April 12, 2017

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The city of Edmonton is looking to tweak a bylaw to make it easier for homeowners to install solar panels on their houses. The proposed changes include removing the requirement of a development permit for roof-mounted solar panels in residential neighbourhoods.

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