ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Donna Campbell
April 27, 2022
(734) 660-6518
Solar Automated Permit Processing Platform Adheres to the International Code Council’s I-Codes
The Code Council completes first technical review of SolarAPP+ software for alignment with the I-Codes

Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council has determined that the Solar Automated Permit Processing Platform (SolarAPP+) aligns with the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) for one and two-family residential dwelling rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar PV connected battery and storage systems. This determination comes as part of the Code Council’s continued collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to improve the utility of SolarAPP+ for local governments that use the model codes developed by the Code Council. 

“NREL and the SolarAPP+ coalition are immensely grateful for the Code Council’s commitment to our mission of delivering more efficient online solar and solar and storage permitting,” said Jeff Cook SolarAPP+ Program Lead, NREL. “This announcement is exciting, though not unexpected, given we have been collaborating with the Code Council on SolarAPP+ since its inception.”

The Code Council provided key technical resources to conduct an extensive review of SolarAPP+ and the underlying specification documents to ensure they accurately capture requirements within the International Codes (I-Codes). The technical review considered the requirements of the 2018 I-Codes for solar photovoltaics and battery storage.

“The Code Council’s ensuring that SolarAPP+ aligns with the 2018 IBC and 2018 IRC will help increase the adoption of code-compliant solar energy solutions in communities worldwide,” said Joan O’Neil, Code Council Chief Knowledge Officer. “We look forward to our continued work with the SolarAPP+ technical team and are excited to see the ongoing success of the application as it continues to expand.”

Learn more about SolarAPP+ here.

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