SolarAPP+ is an online web portal that automates the plan review and process for issuing permits to qualified licensed contractors to install code-compliant residential photovoltaic (PV) systems or photovoltaic (PV) systems with battery storage.
What is SolarAPP+?
Step 1: What projects qualify to be submitted in SolarAPP+?
- Only projects that conform to below checklists are eligible to use the automated SolarAPP+ portal for instant permitting:
Step 2: Submit for automated review through SolarAPP+
- Register and submit your design through the SolarAPP+ Webpage.
- A processing fee will be charged by SolarAPP+.
- Download the SolarApp+ approval document.
Step 3: Apply for Permit
- Apply for a permit online via the City of Milpitas Online Permitting System
- Click “Apply / New Permit” to get started.
- Register or Login and follow the prompts to start the permit application process.
- Select one of the following Permit Types in the dropdown menu. Complete the application information, upload the SolarAPP+ approval documents and pay for the permit.
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|ONL SOL APP UP TO 15kW WITH PANEL||Online SolarAPP+ up to 15kW solar with panel upgrade|
|ONL SOL APP UP TO 15kW WITH ESS||Online SolarAPP+ up to 15kW solar with battery storage without panel upgrade|
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|ONL SOL APP 15.1kW-38.4kW WITH ESS||Online SolarAPP+ 15.1kW-38.4kW solar with battery storage without panel upgrade|
|ONL SOL APP 15.1kW-38.4kW WITH ESS + PANEL||Online SolarAPP+ 15.1kW-38.4kW solar with battery storage and panel upgrade|
- Click on “Print Permit” on Payment Summary page once the permit fee was paid.
Step 4: Schedule Inspection
- Follow the Building Inspection Request Procedures to schedule inspection.
- What is SolarAPP+?
- How do I make changes to approved SolarAPP+ plans?
- How do I submit a project through SolarAPP+?
- Where is SolarAPP+ available?
- Contractors Guide: Issues & upcoming improvements
- What projects qualify to be submitted in SolarAPP+?
- How much does SolarAPP+ cost an installer to use?
- How do I make changes to approved plans?
- Contractors Guide: Release notes
- What types of systems are not eligible for SolarAPP+ review?
- Is there a limit on system size SolarAPP+ can review?
- How do I register with SolarAPP+?
- Being prepared for Solarapp+ inspection.