SolSmart Designees

South Miami

SolSmart Silver
Population: 11,911
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: 2018
  • 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
To save the planet from catastrophic warming, the City of South Miami is committed to move our people into solar power as fast as possible. We negotiated residential solar pricing agreements in 2015, and we were instrumental in starting solar purchasing co-ops in Miami-Dade County. In 2017, South Miami became the first government outside California to require solar on new residential construction.
- Dr. Philip K. Stoddard, Mayor of South Miami