SolSmart Designees

Saint Paul

SolSmart Gold
Population: 308,096
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Bronze 2016 / Gold 2017
  • Created a streamlined process to approve certain solar permit applications over the counter.
  • Developed local process to enable solar rights through a solar access ordinance, mandating that subdivisions greater than 10 acres be platted in a north-south orientation to maximize solar access.
  • Installed solar PV on local facilities, totaling 219 kW across six facilities including RiverCentre Parking Ramp, Rondo Library, and Science Museum of Minnesota, among others.
  • Integrated solar PV with electric vehicles via the installation of three solar PV charging stations.