SolarAPP+ is a powerful web-based platform that automates solar permitting in California for local governments and other authorities having jurisdiction.
Free for city and county permitting departments, SolarAPP+ is developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) and in collaboration with key code officials and industry partners.
If you are interested in installing a solar energy system in California, your solar permitting times could be reduced from weeks to minutes, with SolarAPP+ automatically checking system designs for safety and code compliance.
But in order to benefit, your installation must be located in a jurisdiction that uses SolarAPP+.
Where is SolarAPP+ available?
Visit the SolarAPP+ website to see if it’s available in your area.
If SolarAPP+ is not yet available in your area, let your local government know and encourage officials to sign up for the free tool on the SolarAPP+ website. The California Solar & Storage Association has prepared a template email you can send to your local building department to ask them to apply.
Everyone looking to install new solar will benefit from this connected tool that helps save time and money while expanding access to renewable energy.