Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2017
- 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
I think this designation is more than an award. It's a signal to developers that we're open to solar businesses.
- Justin Keller, Borough Manager