NREL Solar Permitting Tools: An Introduction to SolarAPP+ and TRACE Tool

May 19, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), featured an update from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on the development of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Platform Plus (SolarAPP+), an online solar permitting platform, including piloting results from jurisdictions in Arizona and California. NREL also presented the new Solar Time-based Residential Analytics and Cycle time Estimator (Solar TRACE), a tool designed to help local governments, utilities, and industry identify permitting, inspection and interconnection cycle times and related requirements nationwide.

Panelist: Jeff Cook, Ph.D., Renewable Energy Policy and Market Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Moderator: Nate Hausman, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance