SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 52,857
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2019

Proving that you don’t have to be in a sunny climate to use sun power, the city of Edina, Minnesota, is a leader in solar energy use as part of its overall efforts to promote renewable energy. The city recently earned the prestigious SolSmart Gold designation, becoming the third city in the Twin Cities Metro Area to signal it is “open for solar business.”

It was great to go through the SolSmart certification process because it gave us a third-party audit and allowed us to see what experts, as well as other cities, did to ensure that our community was open for solar.
- Tara Brown, Sustainability Manager