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AI-powered permitting is speeding up solar deployments in California

Jeff St. John of Canary Media reports on how AI is helping reduce permitting red tape.

The C3 Take
  • To increase the deployment of solar power, the city of Santa Clara, California is turning to AI.
  • Symbium, a San Francisco-based startup, has developed a platform that can process a permitting application for solar in minutes rather than hours.
  • The use of Symbium has saved the city money which it is passing on to consumers through reduced permitting fees.
  • Technology is solving some of our greatest energy challenges.

“Symbium is part of a wave of software companies looking to speed up notoriously sluggish permitting timelines for renewable energy projects. These startups say approval processes can be tightened up dramatically with the help of automation software.”

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