More than 160 Communities
Are Automating Permitting with SolarAPP+™Read the Department of Energy Article
Safe and affordable home solar through permitting automation
In 2021, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory launched a collaborative effort with key code officials, authorities having jurisdiction, and the solar industry to develop standardized plan review software that can run compliance checks and process building permit approvals for eligible rooftop solar systems.
- Integrates with existing government software
- Automates plan review, permit approval, and project tracking
- Standardizes up to 90% of standard system plans
- Provides inspection checklist and final sign-off after installation
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Developed in Collaboration with these Partners
Work more efficiently
Residential solar systems are common and consistent these days. This should make jurisdiction reviews easy, but the sheer volume of applications can also be overwhelming. SolarAPP+™ helps make permitting department workload manageable by automatically checking system designs for saftey and code compliance.Bring SolarAPP+™ to Your Jurisdiction Learn more
Powerful and connected
How SolarAPP+™ works
Permitting software specifically designed to help governments and installers with solar permitting and installation
Free for jurisdictions
Provides a no-hassle, web-based PV-permitting tool for residential systems at no cost to AHJs.
Always up to date
NREL will release updates as code revisions and new technology support emerge. No need for additional interpretation or IT solutions.
Increases the number of solar permits and permit revenue local governments can process without additional workload.
Simplify your process
Offer opportunities to spur consolidated local growth of residential solar and storage, creating resilience and economic development opportunities.