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The Department of Licenses and Inspections implemented another step toward meeting the Greenworks vision with two ordinances designed to encourage the use of solar panels systems in Philadelphia.

Passed by City Council and signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter last year, amendments made to the Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code now significantly reduce costs when securing electrical and building permits for solar panel systems.

“I am excited to support this energy option since solar panel systems decrease dependence on fossil fuels and reduce the risks of rising energy costs in the long-run,” Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Fran Burns said.

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