Tulare County construction activity is slowing down and new solar permits are following suit.
Within the commercial numbers there has been a big drop seen in permits for solar panel in the county in 2017 versus 2016. In the residential sector permits for 643 solar units were issued in early 2016 versus just 247 so far this year.
On the commercial side, solar permit valuation in early 2016 was $62 million vs just $11 million so far this year with an ebb in larger projects. Solar units on dairies are the exception this year with strong numbers.
Central Valley Solar Activity Cooling, by John Lindt, Visalia Times-Delta, March 3, 2017.