SolSmart Designees

Coral Gables

Florida
SolSmart Silver
Population: 49,700
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: Bronze 2019 / Silver 2021
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The city of Coral Gables installed 11 solar-powered benches in city parks for residents to charge phones. This service not only provides everyday convenience, but also enhances local resilience by allowing residents to recharge their devices after a weather event that might cause power outages. View the locations of the benches here.

Going through the SolSmart designation process really allowed our City to streamline and improve our solar permitting process, making it easier and more affordable for our residents and businesses to go solar.
- Matt Anderson, Senior Sustainability Analyst