SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Bronze
Population: 118,927
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2017
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  • 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
  • Hosted a community “Solarize” campaign, Sunny Cambridge, allowing residents to benefit from group discounts and affordable solar financing
  • Created and shared an interactive solar map, featured on the community’s website
  • Installed solar on local facilities, including a 171kW array at the Cambridge Water Department
We are proud to be nationally recognized for our efforts to promote solar energy in Cambridge. The Cambridge Energy Alliance conducts extensive outreach to inform the community about solar resources and options, and programs like Sunny Cambridge and the Multi-Family Energy Pilot are designed to make converting to solar energy an easy process for property owners. We look forward to continuing to promote solar energy through outreach and innovative programs.
- Iram Farooq, Assistant City Manager for Community Development