At the start of September of this year, John Caprarelli, a city building official for Santa Clarita, California, had a deadline to meet. By the end of the month, his city of about 220,000 people had to start issuing “instant permits” for all residential solar and solar-battery projects — as did every city and county in California with more than 50,000 people under state law.
Santa Clarita had planned to use SolarApp+, a solar permitting software platform developed by the Department of Energy, to hit that target. But on the advice of a colleague, Caprarelli called up Leila Banijamali, CEO of San Francisco–based startup Symbium, to look into her software as an alternative.
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Source: Canary Media
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