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Secretary Granholm, Mayors, and Community Representatives Discuss Nationwide Effort to Fast-Track Residential Solar Installations

14 Jul 2021

On Thursday, July 15, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a virtual roundtable with elected officials and solar panel installers to discuss the nationwide launch of Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+)—a tool developed by the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory that allows local governments to instantly approve rooftop installation permits.

The participants will discuss the cost savings and the key role SolarAPP+ plays in achieving the rapid, equitable deployment of solar energy.


  • Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy
  • Sam Liccardo, Mayor, San Jose, California
  • Regina Romero, Mayor, Tucson, Arizona
  • John Alita, Deputy City Manager, Stockton, California
  • Will Jawando, Councilmember, Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Jeff Cook, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, SolarAPP+ lead developer
  • Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus, DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office Director
  • Lynn Jurich, CEO, Sunrun

WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Zoom. Register for the event.