SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Silver
Population: 37,114
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: 2022
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  • Post an online checklist detailing the required permits, submittals, and steps of your community’s permitting process for small rooftop solar PV.
  • Train permitting and inspection staff on best practices for permitting solar PV and/or solar and storage systems.
  • Provide an online process for solar PV permit submission and approval.
  • Review zoning requirements and identify restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development.
  • Codify in the zoning ordinance that accessory use solar PV is explicitly allowed by-right in all major zones.
“Now, more than ever, it’s important that we leverage the benefits of solar energy on a more consistent basis in our communities.
- Dan Ralley, Hilliard Assistant City Manager and Community Development Director