SolSmart Designees

Summit County

SolSmart Bronze
Population: 42,145
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2017
  • Provided local incentives for solar PV via an Alternative Energy Permit fee waiver through December 31, 2017
  • Installed solar PV on local facilities, totaling 290kW between the Public Health Building and Justice Center
  • Led by a passionate group of community members and supported by local government, Summit Community Solar (SCS) was a successful community solar initiative that launched in 2013. Designed to increase residential photovoltaic solar in Summit County, this grassroots initiative combined a robust community engagement and outreach effort with both the financial benefits of bulk solar purchasing and the ease of contractor pre-selection
Solar PV provides a variety of benefits to local governments, businesses, and residents, including: new jobs, improved air quality and public health, stabilization of a portion of electricity costs, and abundant energy from one of the ten sunniest states in the U.S.
- Roger Armstrong, Summit County Council Member