SolSmart Designees

Jefferson County

SolSmart Gold
Population: 582,881
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2017
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  • Created a streamlined process to approve certain solar permit applications over the counter
  • Provided an online process for scheduling and responding to inspection requests
  • Installed solar on local facilities including the Jefferson County Human Services Building
  • Provided Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for solar PV
Jefferson County continues to provide streamlined processes for solar PV permitting and inspections. Solar permits issued by the county in 2018 were up nearly 20% since receiving the SolSmart Gold designation in 2017, the second-most permits issued in a single year by the county.
- Jabez Meulemans, Jefferson County Sustainability Coordinator