San Bernardino County has a rich history of renewable energy development. The Desert Region of the County is home to the first large scale solar projects in the State, constructed in Daggett, Harper Dry Lake, and Kramer Junction in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, the County is at the threshold of a new era in sustainable community development with renewable energy being a foundation essential. Please check this page regularly for updates and additional information on our ongoing efforts.
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Click here to view a current listing of solar projects that have been submitted to the Planning Division as of December 01, 2014.
SPARC Workshops planned for January 2015. The County invites you to attend the next round of workshops to create the Renewable Energy Element. Your input will assist the County in creating new goals, policies and codes for renewable energy in the County.
Renewable Energy and Conservation General Plan Element
Land Use Services was recently awarded a $700,000 grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to create a new Renewable Energy Element for the County General Plan. Please view the documents below for additional information.
CEC Notice of Proposed Award
Grant Application/Project Proposal
Please visit the Project website at SPARCForum.org You may read about the project, read comments submitted by other interested parties, participate in activities or leave your own comments on renewable energy.
Solar Energy Generating Projects Interim Urgency Ordinance
Ordinance Amdending Chapter 84.29 of the County Development Code (adopted December 17, 2013. Effective January 16, 2014)
July 17, 2013 Report on Interim Urgency Ordinance
Interim Urgency Ordinance 4198
Extention of Interim Urgency Ordinance 4198