SolarAPP+ is a free tool developed by NREL, in partnership with UL Solutions, International Code Council and others, that streamlines local permitting by allowing localities to safely and quickly review and approve rooftop solar applications through an online automated and standardized approval process. More than 27 localities across the US, including 2 in Virginia, are already using SolarAPP+ to streamline their workflow and reduce the overall time involved in issuing solar permits to less than one day.  

To learn more, visit NREL's Benefits of SolarAPP+ Online Permitting Software >

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WEBINAR: An Introduction to SolarAPP+ for Virginia Localities


When: March 20, 2023 from 2-3 PM

Hosts: Virginia Department of Energy and the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in partnership with SolarAPP+


Register for SolarAPP+ webinar

In this webinar, you will learn how SolarAPP+ works and its benefits. In addition, you will hear from the following presenters and have the chance to ask questions:

  • Local officials from City of Harrisonburg and Culpeper County, two Virginia localities that are already using SolarAPP+
  • Representatives from the Virginia Dept. of Energy and UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service about statewide solar trends
  • Developers of SolarAPP+ including representatives from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)


For more information, contact Elizabeth Marshall: emm2t@virginia.edu