SolSmart Designees

Satellite Beach

Florida
SolSmart Gold
Population: 11,130
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2016
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  • Created a streamlined process to approve certain solar permit applications over the counter.
  • Offered an online process for permitting submission and approval.
  • Provided an online process for scheduling and responding to inspection requests.
  • Provided Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for eligible properties.
  • The city charges minimum permit­ting fees ($74) for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels, and has en­acted regulations to allow installations only by experienced contractors ap­proved by the City Council.
The bottom line is it's now cheaper to have solar than it is to not have it. The goal is to not have an electric bill. lt's all about the money when you show somebody an electric bill that is basically zero, but there are important environmental benefits as well.
- Sustainability board co-found­er Josh Pause