Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET


Over the last year, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted pilot trials of the Solar Automated Permit Processing+ platform, known as SolarAPP+, with five localities across the country. These pilots served as an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the platform and ensure that it works with a variety AHJs with diverse characteristics and needs. NREL recently released a full report detailing the performance and impact of SolarAPP+. 

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is hosting a webinar alongside the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and NREL on February 17 to provide insight into the outcomes of these pilot trials and share how SolarAPP+ helped these communities streamline solar permitting. Attendees will also learn how to get involved with the platform this year and get an inside look at NREL's research on the state of permitting, inspection, and interconnection nationwide.


  • Evelyn Butler, Vice President of Technical Affairs, SEIA
  • Jeffrey Cook PhD, SolarAPP+ Program Lead, NREL
  • Jesse Cruce, Energy Analyst, NREL

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