SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Silver
Population: 65,807
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: Bronze 2018 / Silver 2021
  • Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers
  • Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development
  • Allowed solar by-right accessory use in all zones (so solar installations don’t require special permits or hearings)
  • Cross-trained both inspection and permitting staff on solar PV
We are excited to participate in the SolSmart program. It has assisted our organization to improve our processes to assist those interested in solar energy. This program shows our neighbors that we are ready to help.
- Nolan Sunderman, City Manager