SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 182,799
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Bronze 2017 / Gold 2018

Once known for its smokestacks and steel mills, Chattanooga, Tennessee, has worked hard to reinvent itself as a renaissance city in terms of climate and air quality over the last several decades. Chattanooga is designated SolSmart Gold for the community’s commitment to making it faster, simpler, and more transparent for residents and businesses to go solar.

In order to sustain the unique quality of life generations have come to enjoy in the Tennessee valley, the City of Chattanooga embraces and supports the design, development, and installation of renewable sources of energy that will bring clean, affordable, and reliable access to electricity for all Chattanoogans.
- Mayor Andy Berke