SolSmart Designees

Loudoun County

SolSmart Silver
Population: 413,538
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: 2018
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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
Loudoun has received a SolSmart Silver designation, one of only four communities in Virginia to achieve this ranking.
- County Administrator, Tim Hemstreet