SolSmart Designees

Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

SolSmart Bronze
Population: 450,376
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2022
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  • Provided guidance on solar PV planning, zoning and development best practices to communities and counties in the region through training session
  • Hosted regional training on best practices in solar permitting for communities
  • Posted a solar landing page on the regional website with information on the region’s solar goals
    and local resources for solar development
  • Reviewed existing region-wide planning documents and identified new opportunities to integrate solar PV into planning goals
  • Drafted proposed language and a timeline for the inclusion of solar PV in existing and/or future plans
  • Provided guidance for solar PV development on parking lots, vacant lots, brownfields, airport safety zones (with FAA approval), and non-building structures
  • Posted an online summary of state policies related to a property owner’s solar access and solar rights
  • Posted an online solar map