SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Bronze
Population: 34,188
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2017
  • 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
  • Leased land for solar development on the Dartmouth landfill, saving the town $15 million in energy expenditures
  • Hosted a community “Solarize” campaign, allowing residents to benefit from group discounts and affordable solar financing
This recognition provides independent confirmation of Dartmouth’s initiatives to be a leading producer of solar power within the Commonwealth as well as Dartmouth’s adoption and use of industry ‘best practices’.
- David Cressman, former Town Administrator