Municipal building codes and the adoption of solar photovoltaics

Working paper by Stefano Carattini, Alexander Gordan, Andreas Löschel on 10 Oct 2022

A significant share of German municipalities have amended their building codes to restrict solar installations, often to preserve the historical nature of towns. These restrictions have an economically important impact on solar adoption. These restrictions should be reviewed to see whether they are still warranted today and in the future, as technology evolves.