Solar Panel Production“….“A typical

[solar] permitting process in the United States may involve many local government departmental reviews—such as building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, structural, zoning, and aesthetic reviews—as well as a permitting fee,” found an April 2013 study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which noted there are 18,000 local jurisdictions in the US….”  http://qz.com/114395/bureaucrats-not-big-oil-stand-in-the-way-of-the-solar-future/