Automated Permitting and SolSmart Designation
Automated solutions for permitting solar PV and storage systems are an emerging best practice for local governments to streamline, and improve the accuracy, of permitting and inspections. Communities that use an automated permitting process can earn up to 100 points or more toward SolSmart designation. An automated process also makes it easy for the community to meet SolSmart’s Gold-level requirement of committing to a turnaround of three business days or less on small rooftop solar permits. This flyer provides some initial guidance for communities considering how automated permitting can help achieve SolSmart designation. It includes a table to show how an automated permitting process can assist with meeting SolSmart criteria.