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Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
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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
Provided a streamlined permitting pathway for small PV systems
Promoting equitable and efficient clean-energy strategies is critical to the continued success of the Columbus Climate Action Plan.
- Mayor Andrew Ginther
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City of Columbus Receives SolSmart Designation
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