Automated Solar Permit Processing Grant in Colorado

Attention all Colorado communities! The Colorado Energy Office has announced an upcoming grant funding opportunity for local governments called the Automated Permit Processing for Solar (APPS) program. This funding will support local and tribal governments with any costs incurred while adopting an automated, online solar permitting platform, such as SolarAPP+ or Symbium. These platforms can instantly process the majority of residential solar permits, saving governments staff time and capacity while ensuring code compliance. Grant covered costs include staff time, staff or contractor training, IT or consultants, and maintenance. Adding automated solar processing can also provide jurisdictions with a significant number of required credits to receive SolSmart designation!

You can find more information about the grant opportunity on the Colorado Energy Office website, where you can also sign up for the email list to receive future updates. If you have any questions please contact

Photo at top: A residential solar panel installation in Golden, Colorado, with the Denver skyline in the background. Credit: Colorado Energy Office.