Nederland, Colorado was originally designated SolSmart Bronze in 2022, and then upgraded to SolSmart Silver in 2023! As part of their designation, Nederland supported a community-wide group purchase program; updated permitting, inspection, and zoning practices; and discussed solar goals and plans for the future, among other achievements.
- 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.
- Trained permitting and inspection staff on best practices for permitting and inspecting solar PV and/or solar and storage
- Discussed solar PV goals and/or strategies for increasing solar PV development within an appropriate committee, commission, taskforce, and/or working group.
- Supported a community-wide group purchase program.