SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Silver
Population: 112,641
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: 2022
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In 2018, Lakeland received 22 applications for residential solar permits. In the most recent year, the number increased to 285. The city utility, Lakeland Electric, has about 1,000 solar customers, double the amount since 2020. As interest in solar ramped up, the city looked for ways to streamline the process and make it easier to approve permits, which led them to achieve SolSmart Silver designation.