SolSmart Designees

Ann Arbor

SolSmart Silver
Population: 119,980
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: Bronze 2020 / Silver 2021
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Ann Arbor is deploying solar energy to help meet an ambitious goal for carbon neutrality by 2030. The city launched a Solarize campaign in 2020 that led to 1 MW of residential solar installed, a four-fold increase from prior years. They are working at the state level to help make this program replicable in other communities. The city has set up a resilience hub at a community action network site powered by solar and battery storage, and plans are in the works for installing 1 MW of rooftop solar on municipal buildings and affordable housing sites.