The SolarAPP permitting requirements are based on model codes such as the 2017 National Electrical Code. The embedded, automated compliance evaluation was developed in collaboration with local governments, solar industry leaders, and safety experts including International Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, UL LLC and International Association of Electrical Inspectors.
The growing solar market has increased workload on permitting personnel nationwide.The SolarAPP will reduce this workload, allowing permitting personnel to manage their permitting obligations more efficiently.
Cities and counties across the U.S. are making bold commitments to curb emissions and deploy renewable energy. SolarAPP will accelerate this transition and increase the amount of local clean energy powering our homes and communities.
Solar is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, employing more than 250,000 people. SolarAPP will support local economies and create thousands of jobs across the country.
This work is supported by funding from the United States Department of Energy. NREL is working with a variety of partners to deliver the SolarAPP including those listed here. Sign up below to join the team.
NREL will be hosting a series of SolarAPP webinars throughout 2020. Sign up to get updates and learn more about SolarAPP.