Licensed contractors can now submit residential roof-mounted photovoltaic designs and panel upgrades/change-outs for automated review through SolarAPP+
- Main Dwelling Rooftop, Permitted, Residential Structures only
- PV Systems that are less than 38.4kW
- No Ballasted Systems
- To see which systems are eligible, please refer to the SolarAPP+ Eligibility Checklist
- Licensed Contractors only
Submit for Automated Review Through SolarAPP+
- Register or sign in to SolarAPP+
- Direct URL: solarapp.nrel.gov
- Submit design
- Pay fees (per project)
- Download SolarAPP+ Approval Document
- Apply here for Solar Permit through City permitting portal
- Schedule Inspection with City Building Inspectors (when requesting an inspection, please provide the following information: Address, Desert Hot Springs Permit Number, Type of Inspection, Contact Person Name and Number, and Gate Code, if applicable)
- Leave a message at (760) 329-6411, ext. 244
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit your revision through SolarAPP+ first (solarapp.nrel.gov)
- you will be provided with a revised SolarAPP+ Approval Document
- The initial processing fee charged by the SolarAPP+ website covers up to three (3) revisions
- Update the SolarAPP+ Approval Document and Approval Number in your City Permit
- If the scope of the revision makes the project ineligible for use of SolarAPP+, please contact the Building & Safety Division at email@example.com to coordinate the revision submittal process
If you have already submitted an application for the project through the original Building & Safety – Residential Solar PV Permit Application, staff is working diligently to process these applications that are already in our system. Do not duplicate any applications that have been submitted to us previously. Please contact Building & Safety staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for revisions to the projects. Do not submit revisions through SolarAPP+.
SolarAPP+ Tutorials and FAQs
Details about SolarAPP+ are available in a YouTube instructional video.
- What is SolarAPP+?
- How do I make changes to approved SolarAPP+ plans?
- How do I submit a project through SolarAPP+?
- What projects do NOT qualify to be submitted through SolarAPP+?
- How do I make changes to approved plans?
- Is there a limit on system size SolarAPP+ can review?
- How do I register with SolarAPP+?