SolSmart Designees


North Carolina
SolSmart Gold
Population: 170,282
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Silver 2021 / Gold 2022
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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
  • 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