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U.S. Department Of Energy Announces Summer Of Solar

August 19, 2021 12:00am |

On July 15, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its plan to make it the “Summer of Solar”, accelerating the approval of residential solar permits.

America is one step closer to reaching its clean energy goal. On July 15, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its plan to make it cost-effective and more accessible for homeowners to switch to solar. It's officially the "Summer of Solar." With the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) launch, local governments will accelerate the approval of residential solar installation permits. One of the barriers homeowners face nationwide is the lengthy permitting process, which causes delays in getting solar panels on their roofs. The permitting process for solar installation currently varies across the country. However, the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) will standardize the process for single-family residences.

SolarAPPP+ Gets Solar On Your Roof Faster Than Ever

SolarAPP+ was created by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). They research and implement ways to transform Americans' use of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy systems, and sustainable transportation. The SolarAPP+ will not only get solar panels on homes across the country faster, but it will improve the economy with well-paying jobs. However, the most significant sense of relief emitting from this program is that local governments will be able to fast-track permits. Right now, the solar permitting process can take, on average, from two weeks to two months.

Communities that are using SolarAPP+ to get solar panels on roofs faster, better, and cheaper have seen a residential solar increase by 600%. Cities like Tuscon, Arizona who use SolarAPP+, witnessed the permitting process reduce from 20 days to zero.

Here's what the SolarAPP+ process looks like if you're considering switching to solar this summer. SolarAPP+ provides installers and inspectors with a checklist to verify essential residential compliance. The compliance is based on the National Electric Code. At Multitaskr, once your solar installer or rep. has completed the checklist, your solar installer presents you with a proposal. This proposal details your system, cost, available financing, and how much savings you can accumulate annually.

In addition to the newest solar energy program, SolarAPP+, the U.S. Department of Energy has launched the "Summer of Solar" campaign to educate homeowners on the benefits of the switch. This new milestone has helped install nearly 3 million solar systems nationwide. Solar industry leaders are here to promote the advantages of solar such as reducing emissions and powering your home with the cleanest type of energy. Aside from protecting the environment, solar installation saves up to 60% on your electricity bill.

To get more information on how Multitaskr and SolarAPP+ install solar systems faster than ever at a cost-effective price, visit to get a free solar report. 

Nicole Buddie