SolSmart Designees

San Miguel County

SolSmart Gold
Population: 8,179
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Bronze 2018 / Gold 2020

San Miguel County completed a site analysis on using solar energy at county buildings using expertise and resources from SolSmart. The county is now on target for on-site, grid-tied solar PV to supply half of the electricity at its facilities by the end of 2021. Battery storage storage will also provide resiliency for 911 dispatch and an emergency operations center. To make access to solar energy even more easy and affordable for all, the county also collaborated with the San Miguel Power Association and other local and state partners to launch an innovative community solar project on a former county landfill site.