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Solar Permitting

Accela provides a unified suite of cloud solutions to help governments address emerging regulatory demands and achieve economic and environmental goals. Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Accela customers can integrate an instant online solar permitting platform, the Solar Automation Permit Processing (SolarAPP+), into their Accela Building solution to speed up review and approval processes and track permits for residential solar energy and battery projects from start to finish within one centralized system.  

This page offers resources and information on integrating the Accela Civic Platform with SolarAPP+ to more efficiently process solar permits and save staff resources.


“We’re excited to have an easy-to-use solution for our community that improves user experience for residents and agency staff alike through an instantaneous solar permitting process. By leveraging SolarAPP+, our agency has been able to save valuable time, money, and human resources to process roughly 250 permits per month in the region.”

Carla Blackwell
Director of Development Services at Pima County

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“Accela recognizes that it takes a complex ecosystem of government leaders, citizens, local businesses and technology partners to create smart cities. By integrating SolarAPP+, they’re demonstrating a commitment to providing cities and counties of all sizes with solutions to rebalance permitting workload and thereby unlock the immense economic opportunity available with home solar energy.”​

Dr. Jeffrey J. Cook
NREL’s SolarAPP+ Project Lead

Are you an existing Civic Platform customer? You can take advantage of the Civic Application for Building now. Request more information here.  

Want more information on SolarAPP+ or the Civic Application for Building? Contact us