Safe and affordable home solar through permitting automation
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has 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
- Automated plan review, permit approval, and project tracking
- Standardizes up to 90% of standard system plans
- Inspection checklist verification and final sign-off after installation
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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 & permit revenue local governments can process without adding additional workload.
Simplify your process
Offer opportunities to spur consolidated local growth of residential solar and storage, creating resilience and economic development opportunities.