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St. Louis Park MN
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Special Awards Earned In: Inspection
Technical Assistance Organization
St. Louis Park is proud to have earned a bronze SolSmart Award for revising our solar permitting process and creating a residential solar permit checklist. Simple steps like these can have a considerable effect on removing some of the barriers to the adoption of solar and fostering the growth of local solar markets, and we need every available tool in our toolkit to reach our city’s ambitious 2040 carbon neutrality goal.”Brian Hoffman, Director of Building and Energy
Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers
Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar development