SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 506,811
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2017
  • Created a solar-specific landing page on the city’s sustainability website, to educate community members about solar
  • Proposed a solar + storage project on an urban farm
  • Created a streamlined process to approve certain solar permit applications over the counter
The City of Atlanta is proud to receive the SolSmart Gold Designation in recognition of our path-breaking leadership with solar energy. We launched the Solar Atlanta program in 2015, and are now installing solar panels on 28 municipal buildings, saving money and reducing our carbon emissions. With our new, streamlined permitting process, we are also sending the message that solar works for our residents and property owners.
- Kasim Reed, Atlanta Mayor (2017)