"I am proud that Charlottesville has been recognized as the first in Virginia to earn a SolSmart designation. The City's recent accomplishments in the SolSmart program will benefit everyone by making locally-sourced clean energy more accessible and affordable. We will continue our work in the SolSmart program to support solar energy development in our town that will create jobs and help protect our environment." Kathy Galvin, Charlottesville City Councilor