SolSmart Designees

Linn County

SolSmart Gold
Population: 226,706
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2017
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  • Made inspection requirements for solar PV available online
  • Hosted a Community “Solarize” campaign, Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County, allowing residents to benefit from group discounts and affordable solar financing
  • Incentivized solar development by allowing solar PV as an accessory use on outlots in Major and Minor Subdivisions
  • Encouraging solar development in under-utilized properties, creating an online solar information page on their website, and installing solar on local facilities
The SolSmart Gold designation recognizes Linn County for its leadership to encourage solar energy growth, and to removing obstacles to solar development. As a result of our participation in the SolSmart program, Linn County is helping solar companies greatly reduce the cost of installations and pass those savings on to consumers. This allows even more local homes and businesses to obtain affordable, clean, and reliable electricity through solar. The actions Linn County has taken will help encourage solar companies to do business in the area, driving economic development and creating local jobs.
- John Harris, Chair, Linn County Board of Supervisors