SolSmart Designees

Santa Barbara County

SolSmart Bronze
Population: 448,229
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2022

How can local governments integrate solar energy plans with their goals for community resilience? And how can they locate the financing to achieve these goals? A new SolSmart issue brief, prepared by the Regulatory Assistance Project, sets out to answer these questions.

The report features Santa Barbara County, where the combination of fire risk, aggressive local and state sustainability goals, and unique electric system challenges come together in projects that address a wide range of needs and access several financing sources.