Pasadena Introduces Effortless Permitting for Solar PV and Energy Storage Systems


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Aug 26, 2023
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Pasadena residents and contractors eager to embrace solar photovoltaic systems and solar energy with energy storage systems have reason to rejoice. The City has unveiled the Pasadena Solar-App Express online portal, a game-changer for those seeking to obtain permits for these sustainable installations. This innovative platform has been designed to expedite the permitting process, promising a smoother experience for all involved parties.

This initiative marks a significant stride towards fostering the adoption of renewable energy solutions within the community. Specifically, this portal facilitates the acquisition of permits for solar photovoltaic systems with a capacity of up to 38.4 kilowatts or combined solar energy and energy storage systems of the same capacity. These installations are eligible for both single-family homes and accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

For those hungry for additional information or looking to access the portal to kickstart their renewable energy projects, we invite you to explore the comprehensive details provided in the full article linked here.
Pasadena, California, United States
Pasadena's Solar-App Express online portal is a fantastic development for residents and contractors looking to embrace renewable energy. Streamlining the permitting process for solar and energy storage installations is a step in the right direction. This initiative encourages the wider adoption of sustainable solutions, benefiting both individuals and the community as a whole.
The City or Pasadena have brought a big game changer to their residents with the Pasadena Solar-App Express online portal that's targeted at expediting the permitting process by bringing a smoother experience for all involved parties when it comes to having to adopt renewable energy solutions within the community. Solar is the way of the future and that's what they are trying to make the residents in Pasadena to have it with ease.
It's worth noting that Pasadena is implementing this solar permitting initiative to comply with California Senate Bill 379, which requires that cities and counties begin issuing permits in real time for residential solar energy systems. Under the new law, cities and counties with more than 50,000 residents were required to adopt the SolarAPP+ automated permitting platform by September 30, 2023.

I recall @Shortie also posting a little while ago about San Diego's new instant permitting/self-certification process. Under this new program, San Diego also adopted SolarAPP+, ensuring that they too were compliant with California Senate Bill 379.

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