SolSmart Designees

Eau Claire

SolSmart Gold
Population: 68,802
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2017
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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
  • Provided clear guidance for solar in historic and special use districts on the community’s solar landing page
  • Shared Renew Wisconsin’s interactive solar map on the community’s solar landing page
  • Provided Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for eligible properties
By having this designation at this elite level sends a signal to those folks that are aware in the solar industry that, OK, Eau Claire is a place that embraces solar that makes it effective to do that work here.
- Ned Noel, Eau Claire Associate Planner