Most cities in the Rocky Mountain front range surrounding Denver are not doing much to stimulate Governor Ritter's, "New Energy Economy." Homeowners in the city of Lakewood, Colorado are charged $761 in permit related fees when investing in a 3 kilowatt (kW) PV system for their home. In Aurora, Colorado permit related fees are $1,350 for a 3.2 kW system. Those costs are equal to several years of those investor's energy savings. In contrast, Denver residents, installing the same size systems, pay a total of about $100, less than 3 months worth of energy savings.