SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 25,631
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Silver 2017 / Gold 2021
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  • Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers.
  • Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development
  • Allowed solar by-right accessory use in all zones (so solar installations don’t require special permits or hearings)
  • Cross-trained both inspection and permitting staff on solar PV
The City of Laurel is proud to be a part of the SolSmart Program and a Designated Sustainable Community in Maryland. As the City continues to grow, the Laurel City Council and I pledge to always work toward sustainable growth and ensure smart solar practices in our Community.
- Mayor Craig A. Moe