FEBRUARY 14-16, 2023 | Long Beach, CA   Register Now

Residential solar adoption timelines and permitting

14 Feb 2023
1:15 pm-2:15 pm
Jeff Cook, Ph.D.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This session covers NREL’s work evaluating residential PV adoption timelines and permitting/interconnection processes. The work utilizes project-level data covering 10-25% of U.S. installs each year 2017-2021, along with surveys of jurisdictions and installers. Questions of interest include: which challenges impact adoption timelines, how have timelines changed over the last 5 years (especially during COVID-19), and which processes offer “best practices” for widescale improvements. Initial results from NREL’s collaborative development of the SolarAPP+ automated permitting platform will also be presented.

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