SolSmart Designees

Albemarle County

SolSmart Bronze
Population: 109,330
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2017
  • Trained fire and safety staff on solar
  • Hosted a community “Solarize” campaign, Solarize Piedmont, allowing residents to benefit from group discounts and affordable solar financing
  • Provided local incentives for solar via a property tax exemption
The county has joined the ranks of other leading communities in the country that have taken steps to encourage local solar growth. We will continue to grow our commitments to reduce energy consumption and increase renewable energy use in our own operations.
- Greg Harper, Albemarle County Chief of Environmental Services