SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 69,413
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2017
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  • Hosts an active energy task force (Natural Resources Commission) that meets regularly to discuss renewable energy and air quality, among other things
  • Provided Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for eligible properties
Nearly 3,000 total homes in our community now have rooftop solar, making Davis one of the highest per-capita solar production communities in the nation. In order to sever our reliance on greenhouse gas-producing fossil fuels, we need to build a deeper relationship with the sun. In 2010, we set a goal to produce 5 percent of the peak electricity used in Davis — 2.6 megawatts — from local renewable energy sources by 2015. We exceeded that goal by approximately 10 times.
- Robb Davis, Mayor