(a) "Association" means a nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association created for the purpose of managing a common interest development.
(b) "Common interest development" means any of the following:
(1) A community apartment project.
(2) A condominium project.
(3) A planned development.
(4) A stock cooperative.
(c) "Electronic submittal" means the utilization of one or more of the following:
(2) The Internet;
(d) "Feasible method to satisfactorily mitigate or avoid a specific, adverse impact" includes, but is not limited to, any cost-effective method, condition or mitigation imposed by a city on another similarly situated application in a prior successful application for a permit. The city shall use its best efforts to ensure that the selected method, condition, or mitigation meets the conditions of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 714 of the Civil Code.
(e) "Reasonable restrictions" on a solar energy system are those restrictions that do not significantly increase the cost of the system or significantly decrease its efficiency or specified performance, or that allow for an alternative system of comparable cost, efficiency, and energy conservation benefits. For the purposes of this subsection, "significantly" means:
(1) For water heater systems or solar swimming pool heating systems, an amount exceeding 10 percent of the cost of the system, but in no case more than $1,000.00, or decreasing the efficiency of the solar energy system by an amount exceeding 10 percent, as originally specified and proposed.
(2) For photovoltaic systems, an amount not to exceed $1,000.00 over the system cost as originally specified and proposed, or a decrease in system efficiency of an amount exceeding 10 percent, as originally specified and proposed.
(f) "Small residential rooftop solar energy system" means all of the following:
(1) A solar energy system that is no larger than 10 kilowatts alternating current nameplate rating of 30 kilowatts thermal.
(2) A solar energy system that conforms to all applicable state fire, structural, electrical, and other building codes as adopted or amended by the City, and all state and City health and safety standards.
(3) A solar energy system that is installed on a single or duplex family dwelling.
(4) A solar panel or module array that does not exceed the maximum legal building height as defined by the City.
(g) "Solar energy system" means either of the following:
(1) Any solar collector or other solar energy device whose primary purpose is to provide for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy for space heating, space cooling, electric generation, or water heating.
(2) Any structural design feature of a building, whose primary purpose is to provide for the collection, storage, and distribution of solar energy for electricity generation, space heating or cooling, or for water heating.
(h) "Specific adverse impact" means a significant, quantifiable, direct, and unavoidable impact, based on objective, identified, and written public health or safety standards, policies, or conditions as they existed on the date the application was deemed complete.