SolSmart Designees

Boynton Beach

Florida
SolSmart Gold
Population: 78,679
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2018
  • 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 PV development
  • Allowed solar by-right accessory use in all zones (so solar installations don’t require special permits or hearings)
  • Cross-trained both inspection and permitting staff on solar PV
  • Provided a streamlined permitting pathway for small PV systems
Look around the city, you don’t see a lot of solar. I see this as a necessary first step, and now is the time to start promoting it.
- Rebecca Harvey, Boynton Beach Sustainability Coordinator