SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 24,536
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Bronze 2017 / Gold 2023
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Athens, Ohio originally earned SolSmart Bronze in 2017, recently upgrading to SolSmart Gold by updating zoning, providing a comprehensive array of public-facing resources for the residents, streamlining permitting and inspection, and more.

The development of local and sustainably generated energy is a key component of the Athens Sustainability Action Plan that was adopted by Athens City Council in 2017. This recognition will help to support future initiatives to encourage solar development in Athens. We are thrilled to receive the SolSmart Bronze designation and are grateful for the efforts of our SolSmart Advisor Sarah Conley-Ballew and the SolSmart program.
- City of Athens Planner Paul Logue