SolSmart Designees

Red Wing

SolSmart Silver
Population: 16,320
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: Bronze 2017 / Silver 2018
  • Developed a local process to enable solar rights through a solar access ordinance
  • Installed solar PV across six facilities totaling 217 kW
  • Provided Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for eligible properties
The SolSmart program allowed city staff to continue the city's long term commitment to advanced solar energy systems in the City of Red Wing, by focusing our efforts in a consistent manner. The city was able to leverage the strong work it had already done and see where we could reduce barriers and encourage more solar development moving forward. I am looking forward to Red Wing working with SolSmart advsiors to further develop our solar market and community.
- Councilmember Evan Brown