Author: US DOE SETO  Staff        Published: 7/12/22       SETO

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Launched in May 2021, SolarAPP+ is a web-based platform that automates solar permitting for local governments and permitting authorities. To date, the platform is active in nearly 20 jurisdictions and has processed more than 7,600 permits across the country.

Join us on Thursday, July 21 from 1-2 p.m. ET for a webinar hosted by International Code Council that will discuss SolarAPP+’s growth in 2021. It will feature a panel discussion with U.S. Department of Energy officials, researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona about the impact SolarAPP+ has in communities across the country.

Today, NREL published a report highlighting the impact of SolarAPP+ in its first year of operation. Researchers found that a typical SolarAPP+ project completes the full process—permit application to passed inspection—about 13 days sooner than a traditional project, based on a comparison of median timelines. That has enabled the installation of 42,241 kilowatts of new residential solar.

Register for the webinar to learn more about how SolarAPP+ can benefit your community.