SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 141,541
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Silver 2020 / Gold 2021
  • 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
I am proud of the dedication and hard work it took for staff to obtain the Bronze designation for Denton. Our city has made a commitment to renewable energy and sustainable practices and this award shows how we are making that commitment a reality.
- Denton Municipal Electric General Manager George Morrow