SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 30,687
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2017
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  • Created a streamlined process to approve certain solar permit applications over the counter
  • Installed solar on local facilities, totaling more than 480kW across five locations including the police department and public library
  • Provided local incentives through energySMART ($1/watt up to $3,000) for qualified properties
  • Partnered with Elevations Credit Union to offer low interest loans for solar PV installations
Lafayette has pledged to become a 100% renewable city by 2030 and will rely nearly exclusively on solar development to reach that goal. It is projected that 56 MW of locally-sited solar energy will be needed by 2030, and the actions taken to become a SolSmart Gold recipient are already helping us develop initiatives for that capacity.”
- Christine Berg, Lafayette Mayor