SolSmart Designees

Iowa City

SolSmart Gold
Population: 74,828
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2023
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Iowa City, Iowa enacted a number of impactful measures to support solar within the community. That included supporting a community-wide group purchase program, supporting solar energy on affordable housing, and updating zoning, permitting, and inspection practices, among others.

This designation is a testament to years of ongoing work that has been done in multiple Iowa City departments to support local residents, business, and organizations that want to pursue solar arrays for their facilities. It makes me proud to see this work recognized on a national platform, and we really valued the opportunity to learn more through this program about practices in other cities we could add to our own efforts in the future.
- Sarah Gardner, Iowa City Climate Action Coordinator