How is compliance checked by the portal during the permitting process?
A standard set of questions is asked regarding component parts and certifications, site conditions, installation methods, and other essential details. The portal then references the California Energy Commission equipment lists to perform automated calculations that assess compliance with code requirements to determine if the applicant can proceed to paying their fee and printing the building permit. Specification sheets and listing certifications are required to be uploaded as part of the SolarAPP+ permit application and verified by the inspector. Application errors and inconsistencies are rejected automatically and the computer-automated program will not let an application through to issuance until it is complete and code compliant.