SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 9,982
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2019
  • 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
  • Provided a streamlined permitting pathway for small PV systems
It makes sense to give people access to information to provide greater choice about where their energy comes from, how much they pay on their utility bill and to make it easier to do so. Solar is obviously a new wave of energy for America’s future.
- Mayor Mark Senter