October 28, 2021

SolSmart National Simplified Residential PV and Energy Storage Permit Guidelines

SEAC-approved guidelines on a streamlined permit process for residential solar and storage.

This is an updated version of the national Simplified Permit Guidelines for residential solar, including new guidance on permitting for residential battery storage. These guidelines were approved by SEAC on October 28, 2021. They were published by SolSmart, a national program led by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

These state-of-the-art guidelines are intended to help local governments develop an efficient and streamlined permit process for typical solar PV and storage projects. They will allow communities to reduce unnecessary delays and cost while ensuring compliance with nationally recognized safety standards.