Los Angeles Times reports the long delays for solar PV customers to hook up their system to the grid due to 'bureaucratic run-arounds' at the LADWP.
' It takes L.A. at least 12 to 13 weeks to approve and inspect rooftop panels for homeowners, according to estimates provided by the DWP. That's roughly five times what it takes in San Diego and Sacramento.
"Los Angeles is almost a desert when it comes to solar," said Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the California Solar Energy Industries Assn. "The city has traditionally not been friendly."
DWP acknowledges that it needs to streamline the process to reduce waiting time. '